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August, the peak of hummingbird migration, is also a peak time for wasps. Some feeders do a better job of excluding them than others.
In August, a great many species are drawn to bird baths, including a wide variety of birds that do not visit feeders.
Our August Bird of the Month is one of the most recognized and beloved birds in America. American Goldfinches are essentially vegans, feeding almost entirely on seeds.
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Q&A: Chan Robbins Talks About Wisdom, The World’s Oldest Banded Bird
2016 is a celebratory year: the 60th anniversary of Wisdom the Laysan Albatross getting her first leg band by Chandler “Chan” Robbins, who turned 98 on July 17.
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A great many insects are fascinating. Their tiny size and skittish ways can make this tricky, but setting our camera to focus on a center spot will help a lot!
Welcome to Caitlin’s Corner! This month, I will be showing you bird dances. As you may or may not know, some birds perform particular dances to attract mates.
Improve your bird knowledge and test your own Bird IQ with these Bird Brain quizzes. Check out the different levels and see how much you know!
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The Cornell Lab Publishing Group has books for bird lovers of all ages! Enjoy the new coloring books now! Enter code NEW4FALL25 at check out for a 25% discount.
Green activities are for birders of all ages who are new to birding. From pinecone peanut butter feeder making to backyard birding tips, we'll help you get started!
Blue activities are more challenging are for those who've mastered Green, or you can jump right into it if you already have some birding experience.
Gray activities are great for more experienced birders, or to try if you've already mastered Green & Blue activities and want a bigger challenge!
9 Ways People Have Used eBird Data To Make Conservation Happen
Save an endangered species, protect eagles from wind turbines or even outlaw drones from bothering wildlife.