Sapsucker Woods at the Cornell Lab

Sapsucker Woods at the Cornell Lab The Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary is home to dozens of bird species. It's also headquarters for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which is housed in the Imogene Powers Johnson Visitor Center for Birds and Biodiversity.
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Big Day is almost here! Saturday, May 8, Team Sapsucker will head out on their 24-hour quest to find as many bird specie...
05/07/2021
Double your impact for birds. Make every bird count!

Big Day is almost here! Saturday, May 8, Team Sapsucker will head out on their 24-hour quest to find as many bird species as possible and raise vital funds for bird conservation. We are super grateful that a group of generous donors has offered to match every Big Day gift up to $100,000! This means that until midnight Saturday your Big Day gift will go TWICE as far to protect birds and their habitat. Find out more and donate: https://give.birds.cornell.edu/page/80887/donate/1...

Big Day 2021 is the Cornell Lab's most important conservation fundraiser of the year. When you support Team Sapsucker on May 7 or May 8, a group of generous donors will match your gift up to a total of $100,000, for the birds we hold dear. But this limited-time offer lasts only through midnight, May...

Spring is here, the sun is out, the air is sweet, and flowers are blooming, but what's up with the birds attacking and f...
05/05/2021
A bird keeps flying into my window or car mirror, on purpose. What should I do?

Spring is here, the sun is out, the air is sweet, and flowers are blooming, but what's up with the birds attacking and flying into windows or car mirrors on purpose? Find out in our Question of the Week:

The behavior you mention often occurs in spring and early summer. This is the time of year when most birds establish their territories, find a mate, lay eggs, and raise young. To ensure success, they defend their territory aggressively, and will attack and try to drive away any bird they view as a p

The skunk cabbage is high, the trillium are blooming, and the sounds of Wood Thrush, Ovenbirds, and Black-throated Green...
05/03/2021

The skunk cabbage is high, the trillium are blooming, and the sounds of Wood Thrush, Ovenbirds, and Black-throated Green Warblers fill the air. It is a beautiful time of year in Sapsucker Woods!

The skunk cabbage is high, the trillium are blooming, and the sounds of Wood Thrush, Ovenbirds, and Black-throated Green Warblers fill the air. It is a beautiful time of year in Sapsucker Woods!

Virtual Family Program: Birds Make Art Come Alive! Saturday, May 1stOffered twice: 11-12 and 2-3 p.m., Eastern timeWhy d...
04/26/2021

Virtual Family Program: Birds Make Art Come Alive!
Saturday, May 1st
Offered twice: 11-12 and 2-3 p.m., Eastern time

Why do people love to make art about birds? Because birds are amazing! On Saturday, May 1st, get to know our feathered friends in a family-friendly program jointly presented by Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Theater and teaching artist Holly Adams and ornithology educator Leo Sack will tell stories about birds both in the wild and featured in the Museum’s collection of artwork. Get up and move like a bird and practice your best bird song imitations. We’ll also spend time drawing and capturing birds’ unique personalities on paper.

This free, live virtual program will be fun for kids Pre-K to Grade 2. Come ready to play along in this interactive Zoom! For your privacy, this program will not be recorded.

Two sessions offered! Please only one registration/family.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for morning session: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf--vrDIuHNJv_NYfyjUekLO9GiW8sfFa

~OR~

2-3 p.m. Register for afternoon session: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduCvqzIoGNBlWI3QE7vk1oMr0todI770

Image credits:
Photo – Great Blue Heron © David Wheeler / Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (ML302485751)
Illustration – Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862–1951), “Blue Herons,” 1931. Lithograph. Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895; 62.0979. Johnson Museum of Art. (edited)

Virtual Family Program: Birds Make Art Come Alive!
Saturday, May 1st
Offered twice: 11-12 and 2-3 p.m., Eastern time

Why do people love to make art about birds? Because birds are amazing! On Saturday, May 1st, get to know our feathered friends in a family-friendly program jointly presented by Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Theater and teaching artist Holly Adams and ornithology educator Leo Sack will tell stories about birds both in the wild and featured in the Museum’s collection of artwork. Get up and move like a bird and practice your best bird song imitations. We’ll also spend time drawing and capturing birds’ unique personalities on paper.

This free, live virtual program will be fun for kids Pre-K to Grade 2. Come ready to play along in this interactive Zoom! For your privacy, this program will not be recorded.

Two sessions offered! Please only one registration/family.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for morning session: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf--vrDIuHNJv_NYfyjUekLO9GiW8sfFa

~OR~

2-3 p.m. Register for afternoon session: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduCvqzIoGNBlWI3QE7vk1oMr0todI770

Image credits:
Photo – Great Blue Heron © David Wheeler / Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (ML302485751)
Illustration – Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862–1951), “Blue Herons,” 1931. Lithograph. Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895; 62.0979. Johnson Museum of Art. (edited)

Tell is what you'd like to learn about! Get free Warbler Reference Guides when you complete our short survey!! The Corne...
04/23/2021

Tell is what you'd like to learn about!

Get free Warbler Reference Guides when you complete our short survey!! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center is interested in continuing to develop virtual content for everyone to enjoy. Help us understand what interests you. Thank you for taking our survey: http://bit.ly/CLO_VirtualProgramsSurvey

Tell is what you'd like to learn about!

Get free Warbler Reference Guides when you complete our short survey!! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center is interested in continuing to develop virtual content for everyone to enjoy. Help us understand what interests you. Thank you for taking our survey: http://bit.ly/CLO_VirtualProgramsSurvey

04/22/2021
Spring Migration: Get Ready for Great Birdwatching!

Did you just miss this webinar? No worries! Let's get ready for that flood of orioles, hummingbirds, warblers, raptors, and more with this video recorded live on April 22, 2021! Discover the fundamentals of spring migration. You’ll pick up tips on forecasting bird migration, locating birds near you, and identifying them. Our expert panelists will share their favorite approaches to birding during the remarkable spring migration season. Enjoy the discussion and hear about how you can participate in Global Big Day, an annual celebration of birds near you.

Today at noon!
04/22/2021

Today at noon!

Spring Migration Webinar: Get Ready for Great Birdwatching

4/22, 12 p.m. Eastern

Each spring, billions of birds fly northward, making April and May among the very best months to be a birdwatcher in North America. Let's get ready for that flood of orioles, hummingbirds, warblers, raptors, and more! Join our webinar on April 22 at noon Eastern to discover the fundamentals of spring migration. You’ll pick up tips on forecasting bird migration, locating birds near you, and identifying them using size, shape, color pattern, habitat, and behavior. Our expert panelists will share their favorite approaches to birding during the remarkable spring migration season. Come enjoy the discussion and hear about how you can participate in Global Big Day, an annual celebration of birds near you.
Register to attend: http://bit.ly/CLOSpringMigration.

Photo: Yellow-rumped Warbler by Gary Mueller / Macaulay Library

Spring Migration Webinar: Get Ready for Great Birdwatching4/22, 12 p.m. EasternEach spring, billions of birds fly northw...
04/19/2021

Spring Migration Webinar: Get Ready for Great Birdwatching

4/22, 12 p.m. Eastern

Each spring, billions of birds fly northward, making April and May among the very best months to be a birdwatcher in North America. Let's get ready for that flood of orioles, hummingbirds, warblers, raptors, and more! Join our webinar on April 22 at noon Eastern to discover the fundamentals of spring migration. You’ll pick up tips on forecasting bird migration, locating birds near you, and identifying them using size, shape, color pattern, habitat, and behavior. Our expert panelists will share their favorite approaches to birding during the remarkable spring migration season. Come enjoy the discussion and hear about how you can participate in Global Big Day, an annual celebration of birds near you.
Register to attend: http://bit.ly/CLOSpringMigration.

Photo: Yellow-rumped Warbler by Gary Mueller / Macaulay Library

Spring Migration Webinar: Get Ready for Great Birdwatching

4/22, 12 p.m. Eastern

Each spring, billions of birds fly northward, making April and May among the very best months to be a birdwatcher in North America. Let's get ready for that flood of orioles, hummingbirds, warblers, raptors, and more! Join our webinar on April 22 at noon Eastern to discover the fundamentals of spring migration. You’ll pick up tips on forecasting bird migration, locating birds near you, and identifying them using size, shape, color pattern, habitat, and behavior. Our expert panelists will share their favorite approaches to birding during the remarkable spring migration season. Come enjoy the discussion and hear about how you can participate in Global Big Day, an annual celebration of birds near you.
Register to attend: http://bit.ly/CLOSpringMigration.

Photo: Yellow-rumped Warbler by Gary Mueller / Macaulay Library

Spring Migration Webinar: Get Ready for Great BirdwatchingThursday, April 22, 12 p.m. EasternEach spring, billions of bi...
04/19/2021

Spring Migration Webinar: Get Ready for Great Birdwatching

Thursday, April 22, 12 p.m. Eastern

Each spring, billions of birds fly northward, making April and May among the very best months to be a birdwatcher in North America. Let's get ready for that flood of orioles, hummingbirds, warblers, raptors, and more! Join our webinar on April 22 at noon Eastern to discover the fundamentals of spring migration. You’ll pick up tips on forecasting bird migration, locating birds near you, and identifying them. Learn how to use size, shape, color, pattern, habitat, and behavior as keys to an ID. Our expert panelists will share their favorite approaches to birding during the remarkable spring migration season. Come enjoy the discussion and hear how you can participate in Global Big Day, an annual celebration of birds near you.

Register now! http://bit.ly/CLOSpringMigration

Spring Migration Webinar: Get Ready for Great Birdwatching

Thursday, April 22, 12 p.m. Eastern

Each spring, billions of birds fly northward, making April and May among the very best months to be a birdwatcher in North America. Let's get ready for that flood of orioles, hummingbirds, warblers, raptors, and more! Join our webinar on April 22 at noon Eastern to discover the fundamentals of spring migration. You’ll pick up tips on forecasting bird migration, locating birds near you, and identifying them. Learn how to use size, shape, color, pattern, habitat, and behavior as keys to an ID. Our expert panelists will share their favorite approaches to birding during the remarkable spring migration season. Come enjoy the discussion and hear how you can participate in Global Big Day, an annual celebration of birds near you.

Register now! http://bit.ly/CLOSpringMigration

From conservation biology, to wildlife medicine, to education, to engineering… so many people put their talents and inte...
04/15/2021
Conservation Career Day : K-12 Education

From conservation biology, to wildlife medicine, to education, to engineering… so many people put their talents and interests to work in careers that help the Earth. During our virtual Conservation Career Day, hear their stories, get their advice, and ask questions. The free event is April 18: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/career-day/

Conservation Career Day February 23, 2021 0 Do you like being outdoors? Are you passionate about nature and wildlife? Perhaps you like technology and engineering, but would love a way to connect your high-tech interests to conservation? Or you know you’d be a great teacher, but are less sure you w...

04/14/2021
Lights Out for Birds - Protect Their Journeys

Up to a billion birds are killed in building collisions in the U.S. and Canada every year. You can help migrating birds tonight. Intense lights can lure birds into danger. BirdCast https://bit.ly/3uzw0xN recommends turning off nonessential outdoor lighting from 11pm to 6am every night. #LightsOutTexas #Bringbirdsback

From conservation biology, to wildlife medicine, to education, to engineering… many people put their talents and interes...
04/12/2021

From conservation biology, to wildlife medicine, to education, to engineering… many people put their talents and interests to work in careers that help the planet. During our virtual Conservation Career Day, hear their stories and ask questions. This free event is April 18. Register today at: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/career-day/

From conservation biology, to wildlife medicine, to education, to engineering… many people put their talents and interests to work in careers that help the planet. During our virtual Conservation Career Day, hear their stories and ask questions. This free event is April 18. Register today at: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/career-day/

04/07/2021

Millions of birds are migrating across Texas at night. Intense lights attract and disorient birds. Up to one billion birds die in building collisions every year. One simple action can help protect them on their journeys: Turn out the lights. Learn more:
#lightsouttexas #bringbirdsback

Do you know someone who is interested in a career in science and conservation? Encourage them to attend our virtual Cons...
04/05/2021

Do you know someone who is interested in a career in science and conservation? Encourage them to attend our virtual Conservation Career Day on April 18! In this free event, panelists will share how their exciting careers help the planet. Find the details and register at: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/career-day/

Do you know someone who is interested in a career in science and conservation? Encourage them to attend our virtual Conservation Career Day on April 18! In this free event, panelists will share how their exciting careers help the planet. Find the details and register at: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/career-day/

Join us for Ithaca's first City NatureChallenge bioblitz!April 30 – May 3, 2021The CNC is a bioblitz in which 450 cities...
03/30/2021

Join us for Ithaca's first City Nature
Challenge bioblitz!
April 30 – May 3, 2021

The CNC is a bioblitz in which 450 cities on six continents are participating. Ithaca’s event is being organized by the Paleontological Research Institution. We will join with observers around the world to document the biodiversity of our region.

The geographic area that we have designated encompasses the watersheds of both Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake, and extends east to the city of Cortland. We are looking at both terrestrial and aquatic species. We will use the iNaturalist platform to document our observations; https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-ithaca-ny
If you make observations in our region using iNaturalist during the CNC timeframe, your observations will automatically be added to our CNC project. All ages, all experience, all locations are welcome – please join us!

Join us for Ithaca's first City Nature
Challenge bioblitz!
April 30 – May 3, 2021

The CNC is a bioblitz in which 450 cities on six continents are participating. Ithaca’s event is being organized by the Paleontological Research Institution. We will join with observers around the world to document the biodiversity of our region.

The geographic area that we have designated encompasses the watersheds of both Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake, and extends east to the city of Cortland. We are looking at both terrestrial and aquatic species. We will use the iNaturalist platform to document our observations; https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-ithaca-ny
If you make observations in our region using iNaturalist during the CNC timeframe, your observations will automatically be added to our CNC project. All ages, all experience, all locations are welcome – please join us!

"Light pollution is a growing and underrecognized threat to birds. The light emanating from cities like Dallas, Fort Wor...
03/15/2021
Laura Bush: Texans, turn out the lights at night to help migratory birds

"Light pollution is a growing and underrecognized threat to birds. The light emanating from cities like Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston attracts and disorients birds, leaving them confused and vulnerable...Every Texan can participate in protecting our feathered friends by simply turning off their lights at night." Thank you Laura W. Bush for your leadership. The Lab has partnered with Texan by Nature and others for the Lights Out Texas movement with lots of exciting developments to come!

Each year, nearly 2 billion birds migrate through Texas in one of the planet’s great wildlife spectacles. Birds have intrigued me since I was a little girl. ...

Do you drink Bird Friendly coffee? Thanks to Forbes magazine for covering the often confusing world of shade coffee, org...
03/09/2021
Bird-Friendly Coffees Really Are For The Birds

Do you drink Bird Friendly coffee? Thanks to Forbes magazine for covering the often confusing world of shade coffee, organic coffee, Fair Trade coffee, and Bird Friendly coffee—the kind you drink can really make a difference for birds!

But surprisingly, only half of all birders and other environmentally-conscious people have ever heard of these coffees

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