What We Do

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“Daily, every person under this roof is committed to focusing our unique resources, our ingenuity, and our appreciation of nature toward studying and teaching about the living earth.” John W. Fitzpatrick, director

At the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, scientists, conservationists, engineers, educators, and students all work together for a common purpose: to understand birds and other wildlife, to involve the public in scientific discovery, and to use our knowledge to protect our planet.

Our mission: To interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.

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Annual Report

Our yearly summary including highlights of our work in research, conservation, citizen science, and education, plus financials and additional information. Our annual report page features an online summary and a link to download the full report. 

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