Eastern Bluebirds by Mike Bons/Birdspotter 2015.

Find Your Project

Explore. Learn. Teach. Share. We have dozens of ways for you to be a part of our mission to study and protect birds.

Be part of something biggerCitizen Science

Our citizen-science projects engage hundreds of thousands of people in recording bird observations – whether in backyards, city streets, or remote forests. Scientists analyze data submitted through our projects to understand how birds are affected by environmental changes. Whatever captures your fancy, there’s a citizen-science project that can make it more meaningful.

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Citizen Science-Get Involved, Photo by Marilú López Fretts.Citizen-science participants learn at a Cornell Lab workshop. Photo by Marilú López Fretts.

Learn with courses and webinarsLifelong Learning

There’s a huge world of birds, behavior, and science out there. Our Bird Academy offers courses that explain the secrets of what you’re seeing and hearing—from casual webinars, to classes in the basics, to in-depth college-level ornithology courses.

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Pass the spark to the next generationK–12 Education

We have a lively K–12 education program that creates resources for teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators. If you’ve been wanting to incorporate birds and hands-on activities in your science teaching, we have dozens of ways to help you, from simple advice, to games and activities, to full curricula.

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kids looking through binoculars - photo from K12 website

Share intimate moments in the lives of birdsBird Cams

Watch a mother hawk protect her chicks from a snowstorm. See Ospreys divide up freshly caught trout among their young. Spy on the multicolored visitors to feeders in Canada, New York, and Panama. Hold your breath as endangered petrels raise their young in an underground burrow. Each and every day, our Bird Cams offer breathtaking views of all the extraordinary moments in the lives of birds.

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Watch a live feed of tropical birds from our Panama Fruit Feeder cam.

Discover a new world of birdingeBird

Create birding memories, find new places to explore, learn where birds are seen, and help scientists understand the world. eBird offers global tools for birders and critical data for science

Explore eBird

Sightings submitted by eBirders are enabling us to understand bird populations in ways that have never been possible before.

Share your images and soundsMacaulay Library

The Macaulay Library is a multimedia scientific archive for research, education, and conservation powered by you. The archive includes more than 400,000 audio recordings of birds, insects, reptiles, fish, and mammals including audio for more than 80% of the world’s birds, and more than 10 million photographs of birds.

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Photographing a booby, Photo by Michael O’BrienPhotographing a Brown Booby. Photo by Michael O’Brien.

We’re just outside of Ithaca, New YorkCome Visit

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, headquartered at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity, is a great place to visit. Our Visitor Center is full of science displays and beautiful artwork, all nestled within a nature preserve that’s teeming with wildlife, any time of year.

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Cornell Lab entrance, Photo by Dimitri Ponirakis, https://flic.kr/p/zH8v3rThe Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center. Photo by Dimitri Ponirakis.

Your online guide to birds and bird watching All About Birds

Use our free Bird Guide and our Merlin Bird ID app to identify birds, learn about their life history, and play sounds and video. All About Birds provides in-depth information and ID help on more than 600 species of birds in the U.S. and Canada.

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Baltimore Oriole by Brian Hix via Birdshare.

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