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Have You Read Our June eNews?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Try our new Merlin Bird Photo ID; watch the behind-the-scenes video of The Sagebrush Sea; read how the Bird Cams Barn Owl mother saved her chicks; and more.
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Merlin Bird Photo ID

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Lab's new Merlin Bird Photo ID can ID 400 North American birds from photos. Accuracy gets better with every user, so try it today!
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Take the June eBird Challenge

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Record breeding data on at least 20 eBird checklists, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Seen a Funky Nest?

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Send us your photo, story, video, poem, or artwork and you might win a prize in our Funky Nests in Funky Places challenge.
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Global Big Day: A Big Success!

Friday, June 05, 2015

More than half the world’s bird species were tallied in 24 hours, and more than $300,000 was raised for conservation, with 133 countries participating.
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Bird Cams Barn Owl Hero

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Read about how the female owl on the Barn Owl cam saved her chicks from a rat snake.
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New Warbler Guide App

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A new app has neat ID tips that leap off the page onto your mobile device in a whole new way.
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Have You Seen a Bird’s Nest?

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Learn how to monitor nests safely and share your observations with NestWatch.
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Writing, Art & Photography Contests

Monday, June 01, 2015

Educators and students can win bird feeders and other prizes by entering one of two contests this spring and summer. Contest closes August 14.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Our Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events webpage can help plan your next birding trip. Look through listings by calendar or on a map, and start planning your road trip right from the page.
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