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Recent News Releases & Stories

“Lost” Birds List Will Aid in Protecting Species, June 17, 2024, Cornell Chronicle

Link Between Cocaine Trafficking and Biodiversity, June 12, 2024
Unexpected tie between a social problem and conservation

World’s Largest Hummingbird Is Actually Two Species, May 13, 2024
Surprise discovery found “hiding in plain sight”

Save Spring Migrating Birds, April 16, 2024
Cut light pollution and treat glass to prevent deadly collisions

Lyrebird Synchronizes Elements of Its Mating Dance, March 28, 2024
Study says environment plays a key role in the performance

Solar Eclipse Could Scramble Bird Behavior, March 26, 2024 
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  • Robyn BaileyProject LeaderNesting Biology • Nest and Egg Identification • Nest Boxes • Citizen Science
  • Jessie BarryProgram Manager
  • David Bonter
    David BonterCo-Director, Center for Engagement in Science and NatureCitizen Science • Avian Ecology • Foraging Ecology
  • Kathi Borgmann
    Kathi BorgmannCommunications ManagerScience Communication • Bird Identification • Breeding Biology • Avian Conservation • Bird Song • Wildlife Restoration Ecology
  • Christopher ClarkSenior Scientist EmeritusAcoustic Ecology • Behavioral Ecology • Bioacoustics • Animal Communication • Bio-engineering
  • André Dhondt
    André DhondtDirector, Bird Population StudiesDisease Ecology • Population Ecology • Behavioral Ecology • Evolutionary Ecology • Conservation Biology
  • Charles Eldermire
    Charles EldermireProject Leader, Bird Cams
  • Andrew Farnsworth by Lindsay France
    Andrew FarnsworthVisiting ScientistBird Migration • Aeroecology • Bioacoustics • Radar Ornithology • Climate Change
  • John FitzpatrickDirector EmeritusAdministrative Oversight • Fundraising • Board Relations • Conservation Science • External Communication
  • Female in the woods. Staff member Emma Greig
    Emma GreigProject Leader, Project FeederWatchBehavioral Ecology
  • Wesley Hochachka
    Wesley HochachkaSenior Research AssociatePopulation Ecology • Citizen Science • Ecological Informatics • Disease Ecology
  • Marshall J. IliffProject Leader, eBirdeBird • Status and Trends • Migration • Species Distribution • Taxonomy
  • Holger Klinck
    Holger KlinckJohn W. Fitzpatrick Director, K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics
  • Frank La Sorte
    Frank La SorteSenior Research AssociateBird Migration • Climate Change • Urbanization • Biogeography • Macroecology • Environmental Pollution
  • Irby Lovette
    Irby LovetteDirector, Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program and Director, Center for Biodiversity Studies and Higher Education
  • Kevin J. McGowanSenior Course Developer and Instructor, Bird AcademyCrows • Behavioral Ecology • Ornithological Trivia • Bird Identification • Translating Science to General Audiences
  • Tina Phillips
    Tina PhillipsAssistant Director, Engagement in Science and NatureCitizen Science • Evaluation • Learning • Social Science
  • Aaron Rice
    Aaron RicePrincipal EcologistBioacoustics • Conservation Biology • Fish Biology • Marine Ecology • Animal Behavior
  • Amanda Rodewald
    Amanda RodewaldGarvin Professor and Senior Director, Center for Avian Population Studies
  • Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez by Dave Burbank
    Viviana Ruiz GutierrezAssistant Director, Center for Avian Population Studies • Program Leader, Conservation ScienceApplied Population Ecology • Conservation Science • Quantitative Ecology • Tropical Ecology and Conservation
  • Edwin ScholesProject Leader, Birds-of-ParadiseBirds-of-Paradise • Audiovisual Media • New Guinea Ornithology • Evolutionary Biology
  • Mya Thompson
    Mya ThompsonCo-Director, Engagement in Science and NatureOnline Learning • Instructional Design • Media Production • Environmental Education • Animal Communication • Science Communication
  • Mike Webster
    Mike WebsterDirector, Macaulay LibraryAnimal Behavior • Animal Communication • Evolution • Bird Song • Breeding Biology

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Golden-cheeked Warbler by Bryan Calk/Macaulay Library