Interested bird watchers are needed to help scientists discover changes in local bird populations. I just received the news release below from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in New York. Check it out, I think you’ll want to get involved. Do you watch birds in your backyard? Then you can do it. It’s lots of fun, too! /Gary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ithaca, NY — What happens in the backyard should not stay in the backyard — at least when it comes to bird feeders. Read the rest of this entry »
Red-winged blackbird by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA.
It’s May, perhaps bird watching’s biggest month, as millions of birds return from the tropics, filling the Northern Hemisphere with summer’s full array of birds.
It’s a great time to go bird watching, and Chris Wood and Jessie Barry from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are inviting you to go out with them — in a new free series of web videos, “Inside Birding.” Read the rest of this entry »
Screech owl nest box.Photo by Carol Meyer, Galaxy Press, Concord, Calif.
Your monitoring can help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology study climate change and nesting birds.
Anyone with one or more nest boxes can help scientists learn more about bird families and how they might be affected by climate change. Just register the nest box (or boxes) with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s NestWatch program at http://www.RegisterYourNestbox.org. It doesn’t cost anything but yields valuable information needed to better understand breeding birds and how their natural rhythms may be changing.