Great Backyard Bird Count 2016 results

This video from North America says about itself:

Steller’s Jay, Great Backyard Bird Count, day#1

12 February 2016

Steller’s Jay in late winter scrub trees.

Oh, and by-the-way, we’ve had some rain today…

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

More than 160,000 birders from around the world logged their bird sightings during the 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count, February 12-15, tallying a record 5,689 species—beating last year’s count by 599 species. Thanks to sponsor Wild Birds Unlimited, and to all of you who took part in this epic endeavor to create a remarkable snapshot of the world’s birdlife. View a sampling of some of the great images submitted during the count in our online gallery.

Bird mural in Cornell, USA on the Internet

This video from the USA says about itself:

Artist Jane Kim reflects on her giant mural at the Lab of Ornithology

22 December 2015

Science illustrator and artist Jane Kim discusses her mural “From So Simple a Beginning: Celebrating the Evolution and Diversity of Birds,” which graces a 70-by-40-foot wall in the visitor’s center of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

One Planet, So Many Cool Birds

Wrap your head around the spectacular diversity of birdlife while exploring the artistry of the Cornell Lab’s new mural–online! View the mural in its entirety and zoom in on any of the 270 species to appreciate each brushstroke.

One click uncovers each bird’s way of life, voice, and range—with sounds from the Macaulay Library and dynamically updated maps from eBird. Vote for your favorites to help others discover the most interesting birds on the planet. Explore the Wall of Birds.

Red-tailed hawk nest news from Cornell, USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

Prey Exchange, Cornell Hawks Cam, 9 March, 2016

Ezra and Big Red exchanged prey on the “Weill” nest yesterday. They have been increasingly active on this 2013-2014 nest site, effectively “choosing” it for this year’s brood. Looking forward to the G generation!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology writes about this:

Big Red and Ezra have been at it again, spending time at two nest sites; fortunately, we already have cams installed at both locations. Over the last two weeks it has become apparent that the site nearest Weill Hall (used during 2013-14) is the most likely site, and each hawk has been provisioning the nest with twigs, greenery, and bark.

Ezra has exchanged prey in the nest bowl with Big Red several times, and we expect the arrival of the first egg sometime in the next 10 days. Stay tuned for the fifth cam season for Big Red and Ezra! Watch cam.

Female red-tailed hawk on Cornell, USA nest

This video from the USA is called Big Red on “Fernow” nest, Cornell Hawks, 23 Feb, 2016.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology writes about this red-tailed hawk couple:

Over the last couple weeks, Big Red and Ezra have been putting on an exhibition for local birders-on-the-ground. Twigs have been brought to both of the nests that they have previously used during 2012-2015 (watch highlight), and it’s anyone’s guess which site will be their final choice. If they keep to the same schedule as in past years, we can expect them to settle in and start laying eggs in mid-March, so there’s still a few weeks for them to choose. We’ll continue posting updates on the Cornell Hawks Twitter feed and on our Bird Cams Facebook page—stay tuned!

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