2018 Annual Report

&nbsp Thanks to friends like you, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a healthy and effective organization. Nested within the fabric of Cornell University, the Lab’s strength lies in its unique institutional model that weaves…

5 ways Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas have…

Way back in 1979, when people had only just stopped wearing flared trousers and BirdLife was still called the ICBP (The International Council for Bird Preservation), we launched a bold new idea – one whose…

Can the Critically Endangered Liben Lark be saved?…

The Liben Plain in southern Ethiopia is home to the Liben Lark Heteromirafra archeri (Critically Endangered), and is one of the few fragments of open grassland surviving in East Africa. However, the Liben Plain’s grasslands face threats…

The Middle East: between fact and fiction

Many misconceptions have crept into international media representations of the Middle East, making this region one of the most misunderstood in the world. Here we bust six myths with examples from our conservation work in…

Birding Festivals and Events

A Green Jay photographed at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. Photo by donna lynn via Birdshare. Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events A great way to enjoy bird watching is by going to festivals—they’re organized…

Seasonal Wildlife Habitat Calendar

Seasonal changes and national holidays offer key moments throughout the year for wildlife. As the seasons progress, plant life grows through its various cycles and the blossoms, fruits, and seeds produced, play an important role…