North American birds in colouring book, vote


This video from the USA says about itself:

Painted Buntings – Up Close and Hungry!

4 February 2014

Painted Buntings feast on white millet. We have a small “flock” of 6 winter visitors – four “Greenies” which are either female or immature males and two mature males in classic colors. In the past we have had “banded” birds but have seen no bands indicating capture and release for two winters now. Population seems to be down, but that could just be a coincidence.

Considered the most spectacularly colored songbirds in North America they spend their day in heavy brush and come out to eat voraciously 4 or 5 time a day. This late afternoon video with low sun and tree branch shadows shows off the iridescent colors of the male well. Like Hummingbirds – how they appear depends a lot on sun and the angle of the sun.

The painted bunting is one of the candidates for inclusion in the new Cornell Lab birds colouring book.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA today:

America’s Favorite Birds: Vote to Pick Birds for Our Coloring Book!

The Cornell Lab Publishing Group is creating a coloring book—and you get to decide which birds are included! Vote on 42 birds; the 15 birds with the most votes will be illustrated. Cast your vote and receive a free downloadable coloring page and be entered for a chance to win a coloring book in fall 2016.

American mink video


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

1/4/2016, 13:24, Enjoy this video of American Mink Scampering near Cornell Lab’s Feeder Garden.

Birds on Cornell Lab video


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA writes about this 1 January 2016 video:

Dear Friend,

In recognition of your support of birds and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, I hope you’ll enjoy watching this video featuring the Cornell Lab’s Executive Director John W. Fitzpatrick—a short clip that celebrates how birds bring us closer to nature.

I joined the Cornell Lab four months ago and am excited to become part of this vibrant community of people who care deeply about birds and conservation. The many different ways that you support birds and the Lab—from observing birds at your backyard feeders, to recording sightings on eBird, to educating children and others about the lives of birds, to donating to the Cornell Lab—all make a difference for the better.

As we conclude the Cornell Lab’s 100th year of studying and conserving the birds that enrich our lands and our lives, thank you for helping us start 2016 ready to do more for birds and nature.

Best wishes for a happy new year!

With gratitude,

Bramble Klipple

Sr. Director of Development
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Birdwatching in the USA


This video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, New York state in the USA is called BirdSleuth 2015.

North American birds at feeder, video


This video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA is called Cornell Lab FeederWatch Cam, October 22, 2015.

It shows various North American bird species, like tufted titmouse and Baltimore oriole.

Black-crested titmouse: here.

Male cinnamon teal, video


This video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA shows a male cinnamon teal.

Beavers in Cornell, USA


This video from Cornell in the USA says about itself:

23 September 2015

In recent years, beavers have taken up residence in Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, home to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. Beaver activity on Sapsucker Woods Pond has caused some problems, so we turned to Beaver Solutions LLC to help us tackle the issue. The device installed in the pond will allow us to coexist peacefully with the beavers!