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Gulf Oil Spill: Will the spill affect our backyard birds?

Baby birds in nest

Just got this (below) from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Like wild birds? You might consider getting involved in Cornell’s NestWatch project. /Gary

Will the Gulf Spill Affect Backyard Birds?
Scientists ask bird watchers to monitor nests.

Ithaca, NY — As oil washes ashore along the Gulf Coast, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology ( is asking birders to keep an eye on nesting birds — not just near water, but hundreds of miles inland.
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Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2010
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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Like birds? This website is the BEST!

cornell website

If you like wild birds, you definitely need to visit the website for The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Click on the link below and you’ll see what I mean. Enjoy! /Gary

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Posted on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Help Project FeederWatch track backyard birds

Western scrub jay by David Smith

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

Ithaca, NY — What happens in the backyard should not stay in the backyard — at least when it comes to bird feeders.
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Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2009
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Want to be a better bird watcher?

Red-winged blackbird by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA.
blackbird in spring

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.”
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
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Cornell Bird Lab study: Got nest boxes? You can be a citizen scientist!

Screech owl nest box. Photo by Carol Meyer, Galaxy Press, Concord, Calif.
screech nest box1

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 It doesn’t cost anything but yields valuable information needed to better understand breeding birds and how their natural rhythms may be changing.

If you don’t have a nest box, now is the time to set one up.
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Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2009
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