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Recent Press Releases

Come to the Migration Celebration on September 14, September 3, 2019
Free annual event includes activities and fun for all ages

Grants Awarded to Land Trusts for Bird Conservation, August 22, 2019
Funded projects aim to preserve private lands

Climate is Changing Faster Than Animal Adaptation, August 20, 2019
International science team draws “worrisome” conclusion

Salt Regulation Among Saltmarsh Sparrows Evolved in Four Unique Ways, July 16, 2019
Study defines four of nature’s solutions to the same problem

Tip Sheet: June 13, 2019
Cornell Lab of Ornithology expert testifies that proposed weakening of Migratory Bird Treaty Act will make it “impotent.”

Bird of Prey: Evocative Film Reveals World’s Rarest Eagle and a New Chapter of Hope, June 13, 2019
Award-winning documentary now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Vimeo

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  • Robyn Bailey

    Project Leader, NestWatch

    Nesting Biology • Nest and Egg Identification • Nest Boxes • Citizen Science
  • Jessie Barry

    Program Manager

  • David Bonter

    David Bonter

    Director, Citizen Science

    Citizen Science • Avian Ecology • Foraging Ecology
  • Kathi Borgmann

    Kathi Borgmann

    Communications Coordinator

    Science Communication • Bird Identification • Breeding Biology • Avian Conservation • Bird Song • Wildlife Restoration Ecology
  • Christopher Clark

    Senior Scientist; Professor

    Acoustic Ecology • Behavioral Ecology • Bioacoustics • Animal Communication • Bio-engineering
  • André Dhondt

    André Dhondt

    Director, Bird Population Studies

    Disease Ecology • Population Ecology • Behavioral Ecology • Evolutionary Ecology • Conservation Biology
  • Charles Eldermire

    Charles Eldermire

    Bird Cams Project Leader

  • Andrew Farnsworth by Lindsay France

    Andrew Farnsworth

    Research Associate

    Bird Migration • Aeroecology • Bioacoustics • Radar Ornithology • Climate Change
  • John Fitzpatrick

    Executive Director

    Administrative Oversight • Fundraising • Board Relations • Conservation Science • External Communication
  • Emma Greig

    Project Leader

    Behavioral Ecology
  • Wesley Hochachka

    Wesley Hochachka

    Assistant Director, Bird Population Studies

    Population Ecology • Citizen Science • Ecological Informatics • Disease Ecology
  • Marshall Iliff

    eBird Project Co-Leader

    eBird • Status and Trends • Migration • Species Distribution • Taxonomy
  • Holger Klinck

    Holger Klinck

    Director, Bioacoustics Research Program

  • Frank La Sorte

    Frank La Sorte

    Research Associate

    Bird Migration • Climate Change • Urbanization • Biogeography • Macroecology
  • Irby Lovette

    Irby Lovette

    Fuller Professor of Ornithology

  • Kevin J. McGowan

    Project Manager, Distance Learning in Bird Biology

    Crows • Behavioral Ecology • Ornithological Trivia • Bird Identification • Translating Science to General Audiences
  • Tina Phillips

    Tina Phillips

    Assistant Director

    Citizen Science • Evaluation • Learning • Social Science
  • Karen Purcell, 2019

    Karen Purcell

    Project Leader

  • Aaron Rice

    Aaron Rice

    Principal Ecologist

    Bioacoustics • Conservation Biology • Fish Biology • Marine Ecology • Animal Behavior
  • Amanda Rodewald

    Amanda Rodewald

    Senior Director, Conservation Science

  • Ken Rosenberg

    Ken Rosenberg

    Applied Conservation Scientist

    Bird Habitat • Conservation • Sustainability
  • Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez by Dave Burbank

    Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez

    Quantitative Ecologist

    Applied Population Ecology • Conservation Science • Quantitative Ecology • Tropical Ecology and Conservation
  • Edwin Scholes

    Birds-of-Paradise Project Leader

    Birds-of-Paradise • Audiovisual Media • New Guinea Ornithology • Evolutionary Biology
  • Mya Thompson

    Mya Thompson

    Project Leader

    Science Communication • Online Learning • Instructional Design • Media Production • Animal Communication
  • Nancy Trautmann

    Nancy Trautmann

    Director, Education

    Curriculum Development • Professional Development for K-12 Educators • Research on Learning Outcomes for Teachers and Students
  • Mike Webster

    Mike Webster

    Director, Macaulay Library

    Animal Behavior • Animal Communication • Evolution • Bird Song • Breeding Biology
  • Peter Wrege

    Peter Wrege

    Project Leader

    Behavioral Ecology • Bioacoustics • Acoustic Monitoring • Elephant Behavior and Conservation


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