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Natural Christmas trees provide us with beauty in our homes. After we're done with them, we can put them outside to provide shelter for birds.
Black oil sunflower seed, with a high fat, and thin shell, is the best single seed to offer cardinals and most other seed-eating birds.
Our December Bird of the Month is one of the most recognized and beloved birds in the world. Its picture appears in most holiday greeting cards.
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In frigid temperatures, photography can be tricky. Camera batteries lose their charge more quickly, and against a cold camera, our fingers can freeze.
Welcome to Caitlin’s Corner! I am really excited because this month means celebration with festive holidays and events. Let's talk about bird names for you!
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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Holiday Gifts for Bird Lovers that Support The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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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!
CELEBRATE URBAN BIRDS
Every year, we invite organizations, educators, and youth to apply for mini-grants to help fund creative neighborhood events and activities.