News Releases—Current Year

Study: Bird Bodies Predict Lifestyle, January 13, 2020
Wings, beaks, legs, and tails help define a species’ role in an ecosystem.

Study Finds Bird Migration Timing Skewed by Climate Change, December 16, 2019
Weather radar detects change on a continental scale

Watch on Live Camera As a Baby Albatross Grows Up, December 12, 2019
Cornell Lab zooms in on a Royal Albatross nest in New Zealand

Appeal to Their Wild Side With Gifts That Give Back, December 5, 2019
Cornell Lab of Ornithology items support research & conservation

Endangered Whales React to Environmental Changes, November 19, 2019
New study documents altered right whale movements in Massachusetts Bay

Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest, November 14, 2019
Lots of great prizes to be awarded for biweekly winners

Uncover Secrets of Nesting Birds With “Nest Quest Go!” November 12, 2019
Help digitize a treasure trove of bird nesting records

Study Finds Gender Bias in Bird Conservation Plans, November 7, 2019
Overlooking habitats used by females adds risk for declining species

Project FeedWatch: A Simple Way to Help Birds, October 30, 2019
Long-running citizen-science project detects shifts in bird populations

Journey of the Juncos:
 Migration of a Familiar Backyard Bird, October 2, 2019
Science of migration featured in Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship, open to the public on October 7

New Study Finds U.S. and Canada Have Lost
 More Than One in Four Birds 
in the Past 50 Years, September 19, 2019
Even most common species declining

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

Watch LIVE As a Wild California Condor Chick Grows Up, June 5, 2019
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology “Condor Cam” is now streaming

Enter the “Funky Nests in Funky Places” Contest, May 14, 2019
A puzzling nesting site could earn cool prizes

What Drives Multiple Female Acorn Woodpeckers to Share a Nest?
May 2, 2019
Study explores the possible benefits of rare behavior

Count Birds Anywhere For Global Big Day 2019, April 30, 2019
How many birds can we tally all together on May 4?

Special Seminar About Birds, Big Ideas, and Big Art, April 25, 2019
Hear and see how a massive mural of birds was created

Study: Why Unique Finches Keep Their Heads of Many Colors, April 23, 2019
An underlying selection mechanism prevents one color from dominating

Google Searches Reveal Popular Bird Species, April 15, 2019
Knowledge may help fine-tune conservation messages

Scientists Use eBird Data to Propose Optimal 
Bird Conservation Plan, April 15, 2019
The goal is to conserve habitat and protect migratory birds

Got Bird Nests? Report to NestWatch! April 11, 2019
Citizen-science data vital for breeding-bird studies

Cornell Lab to Partner With Princeton University Press, April 10, 2019
Two interactive calendars and birder’s life list due out later this year

Study: Some Woodpeckers Imitate a Neighbor’s Plumage, April 8, 2019
Worldwide, even distantly related species can evolve nearly identical looks

Study Names Top Cities Emitting Light that Endangers Migratory Birds, April 1, 2019
Chicago, Houston, and Dallas top the list

Study: Climate Change is Leading to Unpredictable Ecosystem Disruption for Migratory Birds, March 5, 2019
Variations in climates will have no historical precedent.

ZEISS Continues Partnership with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, February 13, 2019
Sponsorship includes crucial support for Young Birders Event and eBird

Great Backyard Bird Count Should Be “Finchy” and Fun, January 24, 2019
Winter finch “irruption” will be a highlight for many.

Apply Now For Expanded Land Trust Grant Program, January 17, 2019
Land trust projects are key to protecting habitat and birds

New Coastal Solutions Fellows Program
 Launches Class of 2019, January 15, 2019
Projects address coastal challenges along the Pacific Coast

Study Finds 2 Billion Birds Migrate Over Gulf Coast, January 9, 2019
Data from radar and bird watchers reveal spring migration details

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Red-winged Blackbird photo by Ron Riley/Macaulay Library