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 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 [...]
Hugh Powell is a science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Hugh, who years ago helped me find my...
Barn Swallow by Walter Siegmund, Wikimedia Commons The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is looking for people with nesting barn swallows to help in conducting a study on the effect of light on these birds. Although barn swallows haven't yet...Show More Summary
The zone of overlap between two popular, closely related backyard birds is moving northward at a rate that matches warming winter temperatures, according to a study by researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Villanova University, and Cornell University. The research will be published online in Current Biology on Thursday, March 6, 2014. read more
Blend one part Dr. Seuss, one part jazz scat, and one part Cornell Lab of Ornithology Sound Library and you get these delightful recordings, capturing the majestic calls of the Orange Flat-Tailed Barn Stoobel, the Variegated Pant Hopper, and the Patagonian Sterp Kitten (among others).
Andrea Turkalo is Associate Conservation Scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and cofounder of Cornell University's The Elephant Listening Project at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, New York. Turkalo is considered the leading expert on Africa's reclusive and lesser understood forest elephants. Show More Summary
I only put the feeders out as early as November because I am a veteran Project FeederWatch participant, having signed on for this citizen science project, developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the first year it was offered. Last fall was its and my 26th season, and it began on November 10.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a great resource for people who love birds. I have taken some of their courses before. The Lab recently announced a series of three, 1-hour webinars on shorebird identification. Since shorebirds tend to kick my butt in the field, I decided to sign up. Show More Summary
Watch them as they build their nests and raise their young.
Marinexplore, the ocean’s big data platform, today announced that Dr. Christopher W. Clark, Director of the Bioacoustic Research Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will join the Silicon Valley [...]
Marinexplore, the ocean’s big data platform, announced that Dr. Christopher W. Clark, Director of the Bioacoustic Research Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology,
The first chick has hatched in the Great Blue Heron nest at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary in Ithaca, New York. But if you missed it, there are four more to come.
Tree Swallow By: Pat Coate Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s AllAboutBirds.com gives a good description of tree swallows and their typical behavior, which I have observed often: “Handsome aerialists with deep-blue iridescent backs and clean white fronts, Tree Swallows are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America. They chase after flying [...]
Doug Santo got his photo of a Rufous hummingbird ("The feistiest hummingbird in North America," according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology) feeding at the L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden using a Nikon D200 camera with a Nikkor 300mm...
Thanks to Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library—the world's largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings—everyone can now be an armchair bird watcher. In their expansive digital library, sounds...Show More Summary
(YouTube link) You may have seen the weird mating display of the Superb Bird of Paradise before, but now you can see how he does it. This video is part of the Birds-of-Paradise Project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It took 8 years...Show More Summary
The "largest and oldest" collection of natural sounds in the world is now digital and available online, Cornell University announced. The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology houses a scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings. Show More Summary
This is more or less like the grown-up, nerded-out scientist version of those spinny roulette toys you had as a kid that taught you that The Cow Goes Moo. Except the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library tells you that the katydid goes, uhhh, "dial-up modem noise"? More »
Stuff that happened while Non Birding Bill and I were out of town: Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Black Swamp Bird Observatory launched a website to try and connect young birders called Young Birders Network. Ornithologist forced to participate in reality tv show. Some gruesome but awesome images of a lanner falcon and chanting goshawk…that does [ Read More ]