Enhance your enjoyment of birds or delight someone you love with a gift strengthening their connection with nature. Your purchase also gives back to the birds: proceeds help support the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s mission to improve the understanding and protection of birds.
Cornell Lab Membership
Cornell Lab members receive the award-winning Living Bird magazine, discounts on projects and courses, plus the latest birding news in our monthly eNewsletter. Supporter level memberships begin at $44 per year. A printable card for gift memberships is available to give to recipients. Order a gift membership online.
Bird Academy Courses
More than 100,000 people have enjoyed Bird Academy’s online courses! Bird Academy helps enthusiasts of all levels pursue their passion by providing the tools, resources, and confidence they need. These courses are self-paced, and there is no deadline to complete them. You can return to them for reference and practice as often as you want. And they’re eco-friendly and entirely online, with nothing to ship! Choose from courses such as The Joy of Birdwatching, Wonderful World of Owls, Gardening for Birds and Nature, Hawk & Raptor ID, and many more. View our course catalog.
Birds of the World
Birds of the World (BOW) is the Lab’s premium scholarly reference for birds—a groundbreaking resource that contains life history details on every species and every family in the world! An annual subscription provides 24/7 access to comprehensive information on each species’ appearance, taxonomy, habitat, breeding, and behavior. Coupled with dynamic range maps and scores of photos, videos, and bird sounds, BOW provides an unmatched opportunity to learn about birds. Subscribe to Birds of the World for 1 month ($7.99) or 1 year ($49).
Give the Gift of Bird Sounds
The Cornell Guide to Bird Sounds: United States and Canada makes an excellent gift. Expertly curated with thousands of songs, calls, and flight calls for 900 species. Available as an MP3 download for $20. Get yours today and give the gift of bird song.
Coffee selections from Cornell Lab sponsors make tasteful and bird-friendly gifts. Switching to Smithsonian Bird Friendly coffee is one of the simplest ways to support bird conservation and protect vital habitat.
Birds & Beans—The only coffee brand in the USA that is 100% Bird Friendly Certified, USDA Organic, and Fair Trade. Choose from six different roasts!
Gimme! Coffee—Based in Ithaca, New York, but ships nationwide. Try the new Bird Friendly Certified Guatemala Guaya’b. Orders over $30 ship free.
Bird-Feeding Supplies from Wild Birds Unlimited
If you can’t make it to your local Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) store, visit MyWBU for all your bird-feeding needs. Each MyWBU order is handled by the same staff you see when you visit the store. Support a local business, and keep the birds happy, too!
All About Backyard Birds
All About Backyard Birds is perfect for the just-beginning or novice birdwatcher. There are two regional versions—Eastern/Central North America and Western North America. Each provides information about 120 of the most popular species and is filled illustrations, maps, and other bird identification tools. You’ll also find a tutorial for Merlin Bird ID, the Lab’s free interactive bird identification app. Each guide is $14.95.
Join Emilio, a loveable city pigeon, and his feathered friends in this action-packed graphic-novel adventure. This science-filled story from the Cornell Lab’s Mya Thompson is told through endearing artwork by Virginia Greene and spotlights real-life bird superpowers. Great stocking stuffer! $12.95. Get this and other children’s books at the Cornell Lab Publishing Group.
Puzzles, Coloring Books, Kids’ Books
Learning about birds is fun with beautiful coloring books and eye-catching board books that use birds to introduce colors and numbers to future bird watchers. Browse the entire collection of children’s books about birds and test your bird ID skills with flash cards and scan the QR codes to stream HD audio bird calls, all from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group. You’ll also find 100, 500, and 1,000-piece puzzles filled with colorful birds from Lab partner, New York Puzzle Company.
Special Investigator’s Pack
Whether you’re a teacher or a homeschool parent, we have a special holiday deal for you. Order the Lab’s Investigating Evidence curriculum which includes a full-color teacher’s guide, six engaging lessons, resources, and journal pages and you’ll also receive two window bird feeders and three issues of the student magazine, BirdSleuth Investigator. All this for $25.00
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