New Maps Powered by eBird Spotlight Population Increases and Declines
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by Victoria Campbell
2w ago
New Maps Powered by eBird Spotlight Population Increases and Declines By Team eBird November 10, 2022 The recent 2022 State of the World’s Birds and U.S. State of the Birds reports paint a concerning picture of bird populations, with nearly half of the world’s bird species in decline. But where exactly are these losses occurring and during which times of the year? A new, game-changing conservation tool from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology helps to answer that question in unprecedented detail, and eBirders help make this groundbreaking tool a reality. eBird Trends maps provide localized insights ..read more
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State of the Birds Report 2022
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by Hugh Powell
1M ago
We Can Bend the Curve to Bring Birds Back The United States and Canada have lost 3 billion breeding birds since 1970—a loss of 1 in 4 birds, according to research published in Science in 2019. This steep decline in abundance can be reversed with new scales of conservation actions that benefit not only birds but also wildlife and people. When birds thrive, we all win. Related Stories Action Needed—70 Bird Species Are at a Tipping Point The State of the Birds 2022 report sounds an alarm about steep population losses in virtually all habitats. The report identifies 70 Tipping Point speci ..read more
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Annual Report 2022
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by Hugh Powell
2M ago
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Advances in Window Safety Come to the Cornell Lab and Cornell Campus
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by Hugh Powell
2M ago
Every year, up to one billion birds die from window strikes in the U.S, species of all sizes brought down by the invisible tragedy of glass. A growing body of research surrounding the severity of window collisions—and ways to avoid them—has resulted in more organizations moving toward bird-friendly buildings, including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Constructed in 2002, the Lab’s home in Sapsucker Woods was designed to harmonize with the landscape and allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of birds. Its two-story structure, built with natural materials like cedar and stone, is inco ..read more
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Gallery: Embroidered Birds for the Eye and Ear
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by Hugh Powell
2M ago
Clockwise from top left: Three-wattled Bellbird, Sandhill Crane, Nocturnal Curassow, Musician Wren. Embroidery by Ana Luiza Catalano. From the Autumn 2022 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. More From Living Bird Living Bird Autumn 2022—Table of Contents Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue Living Bird Magazine Archives Brazilian sound recordist Ana Luiza Catalano has archived nearly 300 audio recordings of birds in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, thanks to training she received from taking the Cornell Lab’s Sound Recording Workshop twice. Catalano ..read more
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In a Hopeful First, American Crows Survive West Nile Virus
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by Hugh Powell
2M ago
American Crow by Bryan Calk/Macaulay Library. From the Autumn 2022 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. More From Living Bird Living Bird Autumn 2022—Table of Contents Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue Living Bird Magazine Archives Cornell University has documented American Crows surviving the fatal West Nile virus disease for the first time ever. In research published in May in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, scientists at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital documented the immune response of five crows from 2017 to 2018 that received treatment an ..read more
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Meet the Chihuahuan Meadowlark
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by Hugh Powell
2M ago
Chihuahuan Meadowlark by Jack Parlapiano/Macaulay Library. From the Autumn 2022 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. More From Living Bird Living Bird Autumn 2022—Table of Contents Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue Living Bird Magazine Archives According to the American Ornithological Society, there’s another meadowlark for birders to put on their life lists. In its 63rd supplement to the Checklist of North American Birds, the AOS North American Classification Committee accepted a proposal to split out a new species—Sturnella lilianae—from the Eastern Meadowlark (Stu ..read more
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Among Alaska Tourists, Birders Are the Biggest Spenders
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by Hugh Powell
2M ago
Birders flocked to the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival in Alaska. Photo by Design Pics Inc/Alamy Stock Photo. From the Autumn 2022 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. More From Living Bird Living Bird Autumn 2022—Table of Contents Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue Living Bird Magazine Archives Birders flock to Alaska to get a glimpse of rare birds such as a Bluethroat. Often, they shell out money getting to remote locations that most tourists don’t frequent, and spend more money once they get there. Tobias Schwoerer, an assistant professor at the University o ..read more
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New BirdCast Dashboard Spotlights the Hottest States and Counties for Bird Migration
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by Hugh Powell
2M ago
A BirdCast data compilation depicts the top states for bird migration during autumn 2021. The heaviest traffic was through the middle of the continent, though states in the northeastern and western U.S. still received hundreds of millions of migrants in a season. Graphic by Audrey Carlsen. Data analysis by Adriaan Dokter. Migration data from BirdCast and eBird. From the Autumn 2022 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. More From Living Bird Living Bird Autumn 2022—Table of Contents Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue Living Bird Magazine Archives During last fall’s migr ..read more
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View From Sapsucker Woods: The Bioacoustics Revolution Is Here
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by Hugh Powell
2M ago
Bobolink by Ryan Sanderson/Macaulay Library. From the Autumn 2022 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. More From Living Bird Living Bird Autumn 2022—Table of Contents Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue Living Bird Magazine Archives Pioneering physicist and Nobel laureate Niels Bohr is often credited with the Danish aphorism, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future!” This issue of Living Bird includes the annual report of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and I love reading it, not just to celebrate what our teams and collaborators have achieved ..read more
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