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.

Cornell, USA red-tailed hawks have two eggs

This video from the USA says about itself:

Two Eggs–Cornell Hawks Cam–16 March 2016

Big Red and Ezra switch incubation duties, giving us a look at not one but TWO eggs in the nest today! Thanks to the sharp-eyed Cornell Hawks Cam volunteers for catching a glimpse of the second egg, all but hidden behind sticks, on the live stream.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Two Eggs This Week…Will There Be a Third?

Things have moved quickly at the CornellHawks nest ever since Big Red and Ezra chose the light pole near Weill Hall on the Cornell campus as their 2016 nest site. After a busy few days of nest building and prey exchanges, Big Red settled in and laid the first egg on Sunday, March 13. As in past years, three days later (on Wednesday) Big Red laid a second egg, this one brightly speckled.

However, she surprised us by leaving the nest in the middle of the night, not returning till first light. Since that time she or Ezra have continued the early incubation of the eggs, and if past years are any indication, she will lay a third egg sometime today (March 19). Don’t miss your chance to see Big Red lay her third egg—or maybe she’ll surprise us again! Watch cam.

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!