All About Birds Pocket Guide Series

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, 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.

Our Lab eNews for Latin America & The Caribbean Islands in Spanish!

Check out our eNews for Latin America & Caribbean Islands in Spanish here!

In this issue: Return of Funky Nests in Funky Places, educational curriculum “Aves de mi Mundo,” links to educational resources and materials, and more.

Stay informed by joining our Lab eNews for Latin America & The Caribbean Islands in Spanish by clicking here! Please, notice that this is a publication only in Spanish. Help us to spread the word!

Signs of Spring!

Spring is almost here!

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.

Learn more!

November 2013 eNewsletter

Check out our latest eNewsletter.

In this issue: Mini-grants offered, the new Adopt-A-School program, a Careers and Conservation Workshop at the Cornell Lab, and more.

Stay informed by joining our eNewsletter. Please make sure that you select the Celebrate Urban Birds check box!

Adopt-A-School Program — Get Free Materials

Get your free Celebrate Birds Kit!
We are teaming up with Walmart and Pennington® Wild Bird Food brand to distribute free Celebrate Birds kits to 2,500 teachers across the country through their brand new Adopt-A-School program. This kit provides a classroom with a bird feeder to put on their classroom window, as well as bird seed, kids’ binoculars, fun classroom activities, and the chance to win a mini-grant that will help the schools hold a Celebrate Birds event! Nominate your school via this simple form!