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Love Birds? Support Their Preservation

Love Birds? Support Their Preservation

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation and conservation of birds. The group works to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting our planet, and they have a particularly vibrant Facebook page. Through a variety of programs, the group engages citizens nationwide in activities that help us learn about and preserve bird populations. One such program is the Celebrate Urban Birds program, wherein anyone can sign up to receive a Celebrate Urban Birds kit in the mail or download the materials online, then do 10-minute bird observations in your area and sending the data to the scientists at Cornell’s lab. If you have children or are a teacher, this excellent free activity is perfect to celebrate Earth Day, coming up on April 22nd. Another way you can engage in children’s bird education is via the Bob’s Red Mill Bird Smarts Challenge. Every Tuesday, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will post a “mystery bird.” Everyone can comment to try to guess the name of the bird, and whenever 100 people comment, Bob’s Red Mill donates a BirdSleuth science training materials kit to a classroom somewhere in the U.S. Teachers can register their classroom here. Birds are a vital part of healthy ecosystems and a joyful part of our lives. If you want to support bird research, become a supporter of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, an excellent resource to engage children and adults in bird conservation.

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Jessica Kellner

Jessica Kellner is the editor of Natural Home & Garden magazine, a national sustainable home and lifestyle magazine. She is dedicated to helping readers create more sustainable, delightful homes that are in tune with the natural world. She is also the author of Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing, published by New Society Publishers in autumn of 2011. Email her at


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11:31PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

What a pretty little bird. Gotta keep them around.

8:43AM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

Love birds - little double bar finches in my bird bath this morning.

7:23PM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

3:28PM PST on Feb 26, 2014


4:42PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

I love birds! They're very welcome at my home & I've tried to make my outdoor spaces bird-friendly. I follow the Cornell Lab of Ornithology & am plannign to participate in the Urban Bird Watch (soon as I learn what kinds of birds live here in my area & migrate through here as well. My favorites are hummingbirds & Peregrine falcons!

8:13AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Love all birds,thank you.

2:04AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013


8:31AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

Thank you Jessica, for Sharing this!

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Birds are fascinating and delightful, so vibrant with many colours.

7:35AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012


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