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We believe in the power of birds to ignite discovery and inspire action.Join us on a lifelong journey to enjoy, understand, and protect birds and the natural world.

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Daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Trails open dawn to dusk

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Science & InnovationWe reveal how nature works

We bring together scientists, students, and people from all walks of life in the quest to generate new knowledge and conserve our shared natural world. You can help.

eBird Status and Trend models are enabling new ways of viewing birds across continental scales.

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What you can do Lifelong Learning and Citizen Science

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EducationWe open doors to the natural world

Help us foster inquiry and learning, starting with the earliest ages and lasting a lifetime. We’re dedicated to inspiring new science and conservation leaders.

Our K-12 program partners with educators in Central America to connect kids with birds.


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ConservationWe transform science into action

In service to the natural world, we work with communities around the globe to inspire and inform conservation. Your support helps us find solutions for a sustainable planet alive with the beauty of birds–where together humans and wildlife can thrive.

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Photo Credits:

Cliff Swallow by Brian Calk/Macaulay Library; Golden-fronted Woodpecker by Marcy Barbosa/BirdSpotter; Tree Swallow by Marie Read; Calliope Hummingbird by Marya Moosman/Macaulay Library; Cornell Botanical Gardens by Justin Muir; Gunnison Sage-Grouse by Gerrit Vyn.

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