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How Sweet It Is: Study Finds Songbirds CAN Taste Sugar, July 9, 2021
Having a sweet tooth may be a good thing—if you’re a songbird

What Bird is Singing? Ask the Merlin Bird ID App for an Instant Answer, June 23, 2021
Free app from Cornell Lab of Ornithology now identifies bird sounds in real time, using AI technology

Kathleen E. Melkonian Fund for Bird Biology, Evolution, and Behavior Established to Expand Student Research in Ornithology, June 11, 2021
Fund will provide up to $5,000 per year for graduate students and senior undergraduates.

Major Gift Establishes K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics at Cornell Lab, June 4, 2021

Darkened Windows Save Migrating Birds, June 7, 2021
New study finds decreasing lit windows could reduce bird collisions by 60%.

eBird Data Used to Shape Eagle Management, April 25, 2021
Cornell Lab’s eBird is helping the federal government streamline and refine its process for assessing eagle populations and informing eagle management.

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