Thursday, 16 April 2009


Hey there,

Many of you were young birders once or involved in young birders
events, so we thought you may be willing to help us spread the word
about a new opportunity for young birders. The Cornell Lab of
Ornithology is hosting its first Young Birders’ Event this year from
August 6-9, 2009. We’re looking for ten keen young birders to join us
in Ithaca for a long weekend of birding, workshops and networking

The Young Birder’s Event will feature:
· two days of field trips
· presentations by Cornell Lab of Ornithology staff including
professors, researchers, and students who will share various
ways to incorporate birds into a career
· eBird and field notes workshop
· specimen preparation workshop
· sound recording workshop
· tour of CLO including the Macaulay Library and Museum of
· dinner with CLO Directors and Staff

The application and more info attached, deadline 10 May 2009.

Please spread the word to high school-aged young birders who you think
would be interested. The Lab is picking up most of the tab this year,
so tuition is $100 plus travel expenses for the young birders. We’re
doing all our “advertising” via email, word of mouth and Facebook, so
we can really use your help making sure all the high school-aged
birders you know hear about it. Feel free to contact me with


Jessie Barry
Assistant Curator of Audio
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
tel. 607.254.2498

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