Project FeederWatch Starts Soon

September 15, 2017 Dear Friend of the Lab,   Thank you for your support of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We want to let you know that the FeederWatch season is around the corner! If you love watching backyard birds, Project FeederWatch helps you learn more about them and turns your observations into scientific discoveries. Sign up now to get your research kit and receive a special gift to help you identify some of our favorite visitors: hummingbirds.   Join Project FeederWatch by September 26 and we will send you a gorgeous hummingbird poster as a thank you. The life-like … Continue reading Project FeederWatch Starts Soon

BirdCallsRadio New ‘Women in Conservation’ Series Begins This Week

    Connecticut – BirdCallsRadio & Podcast is pleased to announce a NEW Series called “Women In Conservation” with our FIRST guest Laura Erickson joining me this week on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Laura is the first and only woman recipient of the American Birding Association’s prestigious Roger Tory Peterson Award. Laura has been talking about birds since she memorized the “Bird” entry in her family’s encyclopedia when she was a preschooler. She whistled in a cardinal when she was very little. BCR Host, Mardi Dickinson will continue to bring exciting and forward thinking guests including birders, artists, educators, authors, … Continue reading BirdCallsRadio New ‘Women in Conservation’ Series Begins This Week

FeederWatch eNews: Eye Disease in American Goldfinches

ew it in your browser. American Goldfinch with eye disease by John Downs, Ray, Ohio. Project FeederWatch eNews December 14, 2016 Tell us about eye disease in American Goldfinches Last season a number of FeederWatchers wrote to tell us they were seeing an increase in eye disease in American Goldfinches. FeederWatch collected data on the disease in goldfinches for many years and then stopped because the prevalence of disease in goldfinches was minimal. Given the recent reports, we have reopened the disease reporting option for American Goldfinches. Now when you enter a count for this species, you will be asked … Continue reading FeederWatch eNews: Eye Disease in American Goldfinches

eBird News: December 2016

In this issue: Automatically identify your bird photos with new Merlin Photo ID! Using eBird to help your Christmas Bird Counts eBird Quick Entry—save time listing and searching for birds Join Team eBird—Database Administrator position available Help expand Merlin’s free resources to Mexico Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Automatically identify your bird photos Have you ever taken a picture of a bird, but didn’t know what it was? Merlin’s new, magical Photo ID feature is here to help. Just snap a photo … Continue reading eBird News: December 2016

How to Speak Up for Birds | Secrets of Eagle Vision | Winter Finch Forecasts

Newsletter | November 2016 Golden Eagle. How Golden Eagles Spot Prey from Incredible Distances Ever used the term “eagle eye”? The eye of an eagle is one of the most sensitive in the animal kingdom, and its size can cause it to weigh more than the eagle’s brain. Learn the secret to the bird’s exceptional vision in this audio story from BirdNote, an Audubon partner. Read more Take a Stand for Birds Are you ready to become an advocate for birds? Right now, the birds need people to speak up for them more than ever. The Birdist has some advice on how … Continue reading How to Speak Up for Birds | Secrets of Eagle Vision | Winter Finch Forecasts

The Admirable Side of Gulls, a Hummingbird Video Quiz, and More 6-5-2016

Cornell Lab eNews July 2016 A Western Gull with a chick tucked under its wing (and a second one sitting underneath). Photo by Byron Chin via Birdshare. The Surprisingly Admirable Side of Gulls Although they might take a bad rap for eyeing your picnic, gulls are adept communicators with complex social behaviors and fierce dedication to their young. Go behind the scenes and see gulls the way scientists do at nesting colonies where these birds’ admirable traits shine through. Read the story and watch the gulls’ behaviors. 9 Ways Your eBird Data Have Helped Birds Bird watchers have submitted more than one-third of a … Continue reading The Admirable Side of Gulls, a Hummingbird Video Quiz, and More 6-5-2016

eBird News: May 2016 5-5-2016

In this issue: Global Big Day is one week away! Opportunities to join Team eBird New eBird/Macaulay Library photo and audio search tool Zeiss eBirder of the Month Challenge: 5 eligible lists on May 14th, Global Big Day eBird Featured Portal: eBird España Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Global Big Day is almost here! In one week, on May 14th, birders worldwide will join together in the biggest day in birding: Global Big Day. Last year’s inaugural Global Big Day noted 6,158 … Continue reading eBird News: May 2016 5-5-2016

Please Help Conserve Birds and Their Habitats 3-24-2016

  Lesser Prairie-Chicken by Gerrit Vyn Dear Gary,Global Big Day is coming fast, and we need your help.  On May 14, I’ll join the Cornell Lab’s team of ace birders, the Sapsuckers, on our annual challenge to find as many bird species as we can in 24 hours. But we need your help to meet an even bigger goal: to raise awareness and support for conserving the world’s birds. Please pledge a gift for every bird species Team Sapsucker finds on Global Big Day. Your gift will help protect the future of birds and the natural world. We’ve chosen my home … Continue reading Please Help Conserve Birds and Their Habitats 3-24-2016

eBird News: April 2016 3-23-2016

In this issue: Global Big Day—get involved eBird photo of the month: Purple Finch by Louise Auclair Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas 2 begins—collecting data through eBird eBird Mobile in 20 languages Help Test Media Search in eBird New ‘Raptor ID’ app helps you learn raptor identification skills Zeiss eBirder of the Month Challenge—keep lists short Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Global Big Day—get involved Six weeks until Global Big Day! 14 May 2016. Are you prepared? We have the eBird resources to … Continue reading eBird News: April 2016 3-23-2016

FeederWatch eNews: Year-end Reminders 3-10-2016

Dark-eyed Junco in Kelseyville, California, by Vicki Miller. Project FeederWatch eNews Year-end reminders This year’s FeederWatch season ends Friday, April 8, which means Thursday, April 7, is the last day to start a two-day count. Please review the following reminders to ensure that your reports are complete and that you are prepared for next season. We look forward to teaming up with each of you again in November. Describe your count site All participants need to fill out the Count Site Description Form each year. If your form needs to be filled out, you will see a pink alert bar … Continue reading FeederWatch eNews: Year-end Reminders 3-10-2016