We enthrall millions with the wonder of birds and enable our supporters by giving them the resources they need.

Anna's Hummingbirds in nest by George Tsai via Birdshare

We give birds a voice—by nurturing 100,000+ passionate supporters and by enthralling millions more with expert information, news, insights, and live streaming cams. Our goal: to share the love and understanding of birds and the natural world just as widely as we can.

We serve a large, rapidly growing audience that encompasses nature lovers, bird enthusiasts, citizen scientists, conservationists, policy makers, corporate partners, K–12 teachers, academics, and lifelong learners. More than 95% of our audience are not Cornellians. Rather, they’re individuals from around the globe whose love of birds and nature sparks them to delve into our educational resources, participate in citizen science, and financially support the Lab’s mission.

  • Osprey, by Brian Kushner via Birdshare:
    Development and Philanthropy

    We partner with the Cornell Lab’s financial supporters, fostering partnerships to build a foundation of support for the Lab’s mission.

  • Living Bird magazines
    Living Bird

    Especially for Lab members, the beautiful Living Bird magazine reveals the world of birds through new scientific discoveries, on-the-ground conservation stories, and breathtaking photography. Read issues online.

  • Wood Duck on water in Ohio
    All About Birds

    All About Birds is your free online guide to birds and bird watching. Explore in-depth species information, tips from the Lab’s experts, and inspirational videos. Explore All About Birds.

  • H# visits the Cornell Bird Cams Red-tailed Hawk camera 6-20-18
    Bird Cams

    Experience the lives of birds up close with live-streaming views from nests and feeders. Join in with other viewers and scientists as we watch and discover new insights. See what’s happening now.

  • King Penguins at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia by Peter Orr via Birdshare,
    Social Media

    We use social media to connect people with the world of birds by sharing knowledge and inspiration, and inviting participation with the Cornell Lab. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

  • Prothonotary Warbler by Ray Hennessy via Birdshare,
    Media Relations

    By connecting media professionals with our experts, we answer questions and bring to light the latest news and discoveries about birds, biodiversity, and the environment. Visit our News Room for more.

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Golden-cheeked Warbler by Bryan Calk/Macaulay Library