Want to work on your bird identification skills? After you’ve mastered size and shape in the first Be a Better Birder course, color and pattern are the next best clues. We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of educational resources in thanks for your eBirding: in September, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to the online self-paced course Be a Better Birder: Color and Pattern.
Every year a group of passionate, dedicated, young birders descends on the Cornell Lab for a long weekend in early July. For many of us here at the Lab, this is one of the best weekends of the year. The Cornell Lab Young Birders Event focuses on providing information for those who may be interested in pursuing a career with birds, while also helping build lifelong connections among the youth birding community. One of the attendees of this year’s YBE, Max Hellicar, authored an excellent account of his several days here. Thanks to the Cameron Bespolka Trust for making Max’s visit possible. See Max’s story here (PDF). For those of you that are young birders, or know one, please check back in January for details on next year’s Young Birders Event. We hope to see you there.