Cornell red-tailed hawk Ezra, RIP


This video from New York state in the USA says about itself:

Selected highlights from time spent with a mated pair of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) living on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, 2/18/2017. Big Red is the female, Ezra is the male.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA today:

As many members of the cam community already know, the Cornell Hawks cam lost its beloved male Red-tailed Hawk, Ezra, on March 19th. We’d like to thank the cam community for their outpouring of support surrounding the news of Ezra’s death, and we continue to invite everyone to share their thoughts and memories of Ezra in pictures or words in the commenting section of Ezra’s tribute page.

It has been inspiring to learn that so many members of the community have been touched by watching [Ezra’s female mate] Big Red and Ezra raise their chicks on cam over the past 5 years, and it is evident that Ezra will always be remembered as a loyal mate, attentive parent, and true ambassador for raptor education. To celebrate this legacy, the Cornell Lab has been working with colleagues on campus, along with input from the hawk cam community, to provide a commemoration of Ezra’s life. We will be sure to provide updates as these plans come together.

In the meantime, relive the memories from the Red-tailed Hawk cam by watching highlights from previous years. Also, keep current on Big Red’s activities by following the updates from our Birders on the Ground in the News section of the Red-tailed Hawks cam page. Bird Cams would like to say a big thanks to Karel and Cindy Sedlacek and our other BOGs for keeping everyone current on Big Red as we wait to see what the future holds.

New bird colouring books in the USA


America's Favorite Birds colouring book

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology eNews from the USA, September 2016:

Lab Bird Coloring Books Are Here

Birds bring color into our world–now you can return the favor.

Two new adult coloring books from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group are now available. The America’s Favorite Birds book features 40 species you helped choose by casting a quarter of a million votes. In Birds of Paradise, Lab scientist Ed Scholes is your guide on a coloring expedition that features some of the world’s most extravagantly feathered species. Visit the Cornell Lab Publishing Group website and click “Free Downloads” at the top of the page to sample the pages, or use the code new4fall25 to get 25% off your purchase!

Birds at Cornell University feeders, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Species Diversity at the Cornell Feeders

17 August 2016

We had a nice display of species diversity in this short clip taken from the Cornell Feeder Watch cam this afternoon! Can you name them all? Answers Below!

Did you guess right? We observed a Northern Cardinal (female), Mourning Dove, House Finch, Common Grackle, and Downy Woodpecker!

Beaver, great blue heron at Cornell, USA


This video from Cornell University in the USA says about itself:

15 August 2016

In this clip, a beaver forages around the edge of the Sapsucker Woods Pond before slipping into the water and swimming amidst the lily pads.

This video from Cornell University in the USA says about itself:

16 August 2016

In this clip a Great Blue Heron is seen wading in the ponds of Sapsucker Woods. It can be seen taking long strides in between bouts of scanning over the pond.

THIS BEAVER HAD NO TIME FOR ARTIFICIAL TREES The wayward woodland creature trashed a store after spotting the fake Christmas trees. We couldn’t even make this up. [HuffPost]

United States bird webcams, video


This video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA says about itself:

A Look Back at 2015 on Cornell Lab’s Bird Cams

21 July 2016

Last year, our cams took us to places far and wide, showed us the joys and challenges of being a wild bird, and helped us connect with each other. As we approach the spring, join us in taking a look back at the experiences that brought us together. Thank you and keep watching!

Check out all of our cams here.

Bird webcams in the USA, 2015 highlights video


This video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA says about itself:

A Look Back at 2015 on Cornell Lab’s Bird Cams

19 April 2016

Last year, our cams took us to places far and wide, showed us the joys and challenges of being a wild bird, and helped us connect with each other. As we approach the spring, join us in taking a look back at the experiences that brought us together. Thank you and keep watching!

Bird mural painting in the USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Reflecting Nature: Creating the Wall of Birds

6 April 2016

It takes a big painting to do justice to the phenomenal history and diversity of birds. It also takes an artistic process that is as much about the science as it is about the aesthetics. Get a behind-the-scenes view of how artist Jane Kim brought all 270 species to life on this ambitious natural history mural in this short film narrated by Cornell Lab of Ornithology Director John Fitzpatrick.

To view the mural up close, see this interactive web based version of the mural.

For information about visiting the Lab and seeing the mural in person, check here.

See other work by Jane Kim and Inkdwell Studios here.

Filmed and edited by Karen Rodriguez.

Music by Poddington Bear.