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Magellanic Penguins by August Davidson-Onsgard

Why Cornell?

As the home of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, no other institution of higher learning supports such a rich community of professional ornithologists, bird-savvy students, and recreational birders. Whether your goal is to build a great local year list, to take part in cutting-edge research, or simply to hang out with birder friends, Cornell is a fantastic place to make your ornithological passion part of your college experience

We hope that both prospective and current students—graduate and undergraduate alike—will use these pages to learn more about the rich and diverse array of bird-related courses, resources, opportunities, and community available to Cornell students. Rest assured: No matter your level or type of interest, there’s a place for you here.