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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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

6 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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.

Merlin Bird Photo Can ID Bird Species Through Photos

12 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Merlin Bird Photo ID is an app and program made by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and California Institute of Technology. The program will be able to identify 400 of the most frequently occurring birds of North America - with just a picture.Upload a picture of a bird. Show More Summary

Watch baby great horned owls hatch and grow up live on camera

last yearHealth : The Checkup

Above, you can watch a livestream of a great horned owl brooding her hatching eggs. The footage comes courtesy of one of Cornell Lab of Ornithology's bird cams. This one is trained on a nest 75 feet above a golf course in Savannah, Ga. Show More Summary

Cotton Balls Have Legs?

“This was posted on the FB page for “NestWatch: Cornell Lab of Ornithology” and named the winner in the ‘Cutest Baby’ category of their Home Tweet Home photo contest on August 4th. Titled ‘Baby Piping Plover,’ by Kim Caruso of Massachusetts.” -Nicky B.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Birds

Bird Identification Apps

Getting really good at bird identification takes time and patience. But the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Columbia Engineering have each developed a free app for iPhones that will help you figure out individual birds in moments without any understanding of bird taxonomy, no patience required. Show More Summary

Bird Song Hero, An Interactive Game That Teaches Users How to Recognize Bird Songs

2 years agoHumor : Laughing Squid

Bird Song Hero is an interactive online game, developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, that teaches users how to identify the songs of different birds through spectrograms that visually represent the time, pitch and volume of each song. Bird Song Hero trains you to interpret spectrograms, the sound visualizations scientists use to help them [...]

Be Careful What You Wish For: A Punter’s Guide to the World Birding Rally

Hugh Powell is a science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Hugh, who years ago helped me find my...

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