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Bird Education Website Wins Webby Award

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
Behavior
Habitat

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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6:52AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you Jake, for Sharing this!

7:52AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

great news

5:42AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

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

2:27PM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

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

6:15AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

cool! Congrats!!

2:03AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Great :)

3:23AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

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

1:34AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

Thank you

7:16AM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

Thanks

11:44AM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

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

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