We are excited to announce the 2018 Mini-Grant winners! Thank you to all the organizations that applied. It is wonderful to see the creativity of so many diverse organizations working within their communities in appreciation of their environment, culture, the arts, and conservation!
This year’s winners are:
Alianza para la Conservación de las Aves de Nayarit, México
Blackstone Community Center, Massachusetts
Boys and Girls Club of the North Country, New Hampshire
Centro de Agroecología Artes y Oficios; Zutut`Ha, México
Children’s Museum of Houston, Texas
Children’s Friend and Service, Rhode Island
Cohoes Middle School, New York
Detroit Parent Collective, Michigan
Eco Maxei Querétaro AC, México
Fundación William H. Phelps, Venezuela
Garden Time, Inc., Rhode Island
Grow Local South Texas, Texas
ISD Brownsville-Resaca Elementary School, Texas
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Potomac River Jazz Club, Virginia
Escuela Sagrado Corazón, Washington DC
Salvando al Loro Huasteco, México
Semilleros De Alas Campeche-PAU, México
Photo courtesy of Green Jay Mayan Birding, past winners of a mini-grant.
We are offering full scholarships for group leaders and community advocates working with underserved communities in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to come to our wonderful Group Leaders Workshop at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York, on September 26 and 27.
Thanks to support from Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Thomas Cade Funds, we will be offering a two-day citizen science/Celebrate Urban Birds workshop here at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
This workshop is for community advocates and grassroots leaders who want to learn about citizen science, engaging communities in conservation through the arts, birdwatching, and greening programs at the Cornell Lab. Leaders must be working in low-income communities and should be interested in leading community programming in citizen science and birds.
Full scholarships cover travel, lodging, meals, and cost of the workshop.
The application deadline is overdue. If you applied on time, you will hear from us son!
Get to know the birds in your yard with handy fold-outs from the Cornell Lab
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology launched its All About Birds Pocket Guide Series, 15 new birding titles published in collaboration with Waterford Press.
All 15 guides are available now for $9.95 directly through CornellLabPG.com, or at bookstores and other retailers.
Watching birds is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America. The pocket guide series helps people enhance their enjoyment of birds by learning more about them. Complete with detailed species information, photos, illustrations, and maps, these titles cover a wide range of topics for everyone who is curious about birds—from Birding 101 to Nests & Eggs of North American Backyard Birds.
“Birds are so beautiful and ubiquitous that millions of people are hooked on watching birds and asking all kinds of questions about what they’re seeing,” said Miyoko Chu, senior director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
“These guides get to the heart of those questions by revealing how to attract diverse birds to your yard, how to identify birds by sight and sound, and how to witness them raising their families—sometimes right in your own backyard.”
There are regional guides for bird identification and guides that explain how to choose a bird feeder or birdhouse and plant a garden for birds. All the guides are laminated for durability.
Proceeds help support the Cornell Lab’s nonprofit mission to improve the understanding and protection of birds.
Celebrate spring by entering the latest Celebrate Urban Birds Challenge: Signs of Spring!. Take a walk outside and notice signs of spring: a robin with a beak full of worms or nesting material, a goldfinch becoming bright yellow again, birds returning from their winter migration, courting behavior, a spring song, a new nest, young birds learning to fly, and more.
The challenge begins February 15 and ends March 31.
Share your observations with us. Be creative! Take a photo, create a dance, do some artwork, shoot video, write a story or a poem, or create a sculpture. Just show or describe signs of spring. Youth of all ages are encouraged to participate!
Prizes include Pennington Bird feeders, Opticron binoculars, sound CDs, posters, books, bird-guides, and more.