Bird Education Website Wins Webby Award

An online guide to birds and birdwatching has won a Webby Award. It was made and is maintained by Cornell University’s Ornithology Lab. The site educates visitors about 585 bird species and bird behavior. It features Nest Cams, and offers a volunteer project where you can sign up and participate in their research simply by counting and tagging online bird images.

A Sound of the Week feature highlights the song of a specific bird, which you can play on your computer. There are also sound and video clips for 51 common bird species.

A section on teaching others about birds could be useful for educators or those who just want to share their enthusiasm for birds with friends or family members. Especially useful is the bird identification skills section. It lists four keys for identifying birds:

Size & Shape
Color Pattern

If you like birds, try out the site and forward to your fellow bird enthusiasts.

The Webby Awards are June 14 in New York City. This year the best of the Web competition received nearly 10,000 entries. The annual competition began in 1996.

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Jake, for Sharing this!

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.2 years ago

great news

Fi T.
Fi T.2 years ago

Hope this helps arouse public awareness on and respect to the birds

Rachel Piche
Rachel Piche2 years ago

Absolutely deserved! The website is a really good tool and is very well organized.

Stephanie Reap
Stephanie Reap2 years ago

cool! Congrats!!

Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon2 years ago

Great :)

Siti R.
Siti R.3 years ago

thanks, will re-post for a friend known as Bird-lady!

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Mitchell D.
Mitchell D.3 years ago

I have been a member of the Cornell Lab. of Ornithology; hav eurged people at Care2 to check it out!
Good for them!