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Worst-Case Scenarios

Back in 2009, a pair of Great Blue Herons built a nest on a dead oak in Sapsucker Woods right outside the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and I spent an inordinate amount of time photographing the growing family. Our best views of the nest...Show More Summary

Project Feederwatch Season Nearly Over

I was updating my weekend Project Feederwatch data and noticed that next weekend is the last count for this season. Porject Feederwatch is a citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It's a good, easy project for birders of any age and ability. Show More Summary

An Artificially Intelligent Database That Learns, Organizes and Visualizes Bird Sounds ‘By Ear’

last yearHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Coders at the Google Creative Lab are working with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to teach an experimental artificially intelligent (AI) database to learn, organize and visualize the incredibly varying sounds of different birds “by ear”, without any other information. Using data from the Cornell Guide to Bird Sounds: Essential Set for North America and […]

The Best Online Bird Watching Since #BirdieSanders

In January the Cornell Lab of Ornithology unveiled a mural of unprecedented size and scope. Now, they've put it online in exquisite detail for all to see -- Read more on

Bird Brains (Open Thread)

This morning, I was reading an article about seagulls at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “All About Birds” site. Many people dislike seagulls, and it’s true that they can come off as obnoxious beach pigeons. But if you can look past their propensity to snatch a Dorito out of your hand and shit all over […]

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

They have fascinating resources available on their website, including their Bird Guide and the popular Bird Cams.

Happy Global Big Day from Costa Rica!

Last year, the Cornell Lab Of Ornithology had this really cool idea to get as many people counting as many...

Ready, Set, Watch: The Great Backyard Bird Count Starts Today

2 years agoNews : The Two-Way

The annual event invites bird watchers of all levels to count the birds in their backyard, and submit the data to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.

Great Backyard Bird Count

One of my favorite events of each winter is the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), held mid February of each year. The GBBC is a joint effort of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society. It is a global event, with people in many countries sending information on the birds they see during their backyard count. Show More Summary

Mesmerizing Map Reveals Exactly Where Birds Spend The Winter

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

A new animated map that shows how birds migrate up and down the Western Hemisphere in a year will leave you spellbound. Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology created the map as part of a study documenting the annual migratory movements of bird populations. Show More Summary

Watch a Mesmerizing Map of 118 Bird Species Migrating Throughout the Western Hemisphere

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology has brewed up a hypnotizing representation of birds flocking up and down the length of two continents over the course of a year. No more complaining about your commute. Read more...

Migration map of American birds

2 years agoHumor / odd :

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, an animated map of the yearly migratory patterns of 118 bird species in the Western Hemisphere. La Sorte says a key finding of the study is that bird species that head out over the Atlantic OceanShow More Summary

New Years Resolution: eBird!

When I was looking at my lifer Kirtland's Warbler on June 6, 1976, there was no such thing as a home computer, much less eBird! Way back in 2002, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon launched a wonderful and completely free web-based bird-listing program called eBird. Show More Summary

This Monumental Mural Depicting the Evolution of Birds Took 2½ Years to Paint

2 years agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Artist Jane Kim has just completed painting a 3,000-square-foot mural on the wall of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center in Ithaca, New York, that depicts the evolution of birds. The mural features winged representatives from...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #193 MBS breakdown, Wilson's Warblers and stuff

Wilson's warbler subspecies feather study. Cornell Lab of Ornithology is hiring but you have to move to Ithaca. I want this job on a remote Irish island. Support a bird coloring book Indiegogo project. Once again birds are caught in the 9/11 Tribute in Lights. Show More Summary

Animal sounds yours for the listening

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Cornell Lab of Ornithology may have digitized nearly 150,000 digital audio recordings [via], amounting to 7,513 hours and 10 terabytes of data, but do they have the sound of this mouse that thinks it is a wolf? I think not. (more…)

Online library of animal sounds

2 years agoHumor / odd :

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has digitized their vast library of animal sounds, dating back to 1929, and made them available online. It took archivists a dozen years to complete the monumental task. The collection contains nearly 150,000 digital audio recordings equaling more than 10 terabytes of data with a total run time of 7,513 hours. Show More Summary

Photo: Black-headed Grosbeak inspects a plum

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, fruit isn’t the only thing these birds feed on.

Identify that bird with the Merlin Bird ID app

Free app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology might just turn you into a birder.

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