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Cornell Lab of Ornithology: A Birding Nest of Research

All About Birds

Want to learn how to identify birds, where to find them, or more about a particular species? This is the place. All About Birds offers information on birding, feeding and hosting wild birds, conservation and habitat management, and how to collect scientific information about birds -- citizen science. All About Birds by Cornell's Lab of Ornithology is funded by the National Science Foundation, and offers a wonderful way to study birds seriously. The Online Bird Guide offers a dynamic online guide for bird identification, and information, including: Photos, Range Maps, Songs and Calls, and Information on habitat, food, reproduction, behavior, and more.

All About Birds

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Lab is a nonprofit membership institution whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. Programs work with citizen scientists, government and nongovernment agencies across North America and beyond. This team of naturalists believe that bird enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can and do make a difference. They conduct research, citizen science education, and conservation programs. Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

If you are in need of some birding products, is Cornell Lab's online store featuring a wide array of information products, stuffed birds, books, videos, etc. A percentage of each sale helps fund the programs of the Lab of Ornithology.

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Joint project of National Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with the complete Christmas Bird Count database, Project FeederWatch, BirdCast, Great Backyard Bird Count, offers insight into the dynamics of North American Bird populations with projects that track migration, irruption, and foraging behavior.

BirdSource: Birding with a Purpose

eCornell: Home Study Course in Bird Biology

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Home Study Course in Bird Biology is a basic ornithology class designed to provide comprehensive, college-level information on birds and their environments in a manner accessible to non-scientists, teachers, and motivated students the world over. It covers all major topics in ornithology, from anatomy and physiology to ecology, behavior, and conservation biology. One full chapter covers vocal communication and, in keeping with the Lab's tradition of recording and producing high-quality animal sounds for education and research, is accompanied by a CD of bird vocalizations that are used to illustrate the many elements of bioacoustics.

eCornell Course - Home Study Course in Bird Biology

The Birds of North America Online

Subscription service for finding the information you need about birds. Search through over 700 species by common name, scientific name, or keywords. BNA Online is a subscription-based service, with modest cost to individuals and tiered pricing for academic institutions, based on size. The advantages of BNA Online are immediately obvious: access 24/7, and by multiple users at schools, colleges and other institutions; searchability by species and topic (we are working to improve the search capabilities); the addition of rich media in the form of sound and video (much of this from CLO’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds); a gallery of digital images for each account (building slowly, but with great potential to illustrate plumages and various aspects of life history); and – perhaps most important – the ability to update accounts continually, turning BNA into a living resource.

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