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 ]
All photographs: Tim Laman. Videos: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Want to help educate people about urban birds? Cornell Lab of Ornithology has $200-$500 grants for urban bird projects & events.
Get ready for more hatching action. The fifth and last of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology live webcam's great blue heron chicks should hatch any minute now.
Transcript of today's For the Birds One of the fascinating things about the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s heron nest chat room has been seeing people’s tendency to look at individuals--human and animal--and jump to conclusions about what is going on in their minds and hearts. Show More Summary
Transcript of today's For the BirdsEver since the Cornell Lab of Ornithology put up a couple of video surveillance cameras in a Great Blue Heron nest, I’ve been spending a lot of time watching the birds and helping to moderate the chat room at www.allaboutbirds.com/cornellherons. Show More Summary
Robots play the Beatles at Drexel, Taiwanese animators imagine the Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Cornell's ornithology lab captures a pair of nesting great blue herons, and more.
Now that we’re in April, the time has come to wrap up all the bird (and non-bird) competitions the month of March is famous for. Over the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Facebook page, Pileated Woodpecker and Snowy Owl are locked in a figurative death match… obviously, the owl would win a literal one, but won’t [...] a
March Madness has such a grip on the United States that even birders are thinking in terms of seeded tournaments. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has been running a fierce competition pitting one beloved North American species against another. Their March Migration Madness has reached the Airborne 8 Bracket and all you have to do [...] a
View the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Red-tailed Hawk Nest Cam!!! (Transcript of today's For the Birds ) Some of the most addictive websites in the world are nest cams. Tens of millions of people have watched just one pair of eagles raise their young in Decorah, Iowa, thanks to live-streaming video from a camera set in their nest. Show More Summary
Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a live red-tailed hawk cam, check it out! Remember the whole Scott’s Wild Bird Food fine? GrrlScientist gives an in depth report and Wild Bird Marketing suggests it might be overblown. Who to believe? Bird Proof Gel, Bird X, Bird Off Gel and Tangle Foot type bird repellents are dangerous [ Read More ]
If you know any passionate young birders (high school age) who are thinking of a career in ornithology, they should check out the Young Birders Event at Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology. A week-long educational event held in August...Show More Summary
Have I said recently how much I love the Cornell Lab of Ornithology? Recently, I received an invitation to help test a new project soon to be announced from the Lab: YardMap. They picked a good person to help test because if there is anyone who can mess up something, it is me. Show More Summary