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Mapping risk

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the global authority for determining species' vulnerability in the face of threats such as habitat loss and climate change. How widely a species can be found – its geographic range – is a key indicator used by the IUCN to assign an appropriate conservation status.

Junk food fight: Science tests how birds compete for Cheetos

It's the early bird that gets the Cheetos. But it's the bigger bird that steals it away.

Behavioral ecologist Rhea Esposito used the snack food to see how two types of smart birds— smaller magpies and bigger crows — interact and compete for food.

veery

Veeries very quiet when owls are about

Cary visiting scientist Ken Schmidt and his research team have been studying the ecology and behavior of birds on the Cary Institute grounds since 1998.

baltimore oriole

Discover How Birds Can Save the World

Lecture Video

John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, discusses the role birds play in fostering the conservation of biodiversity.

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