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October 19, 2017

Support Birds With A Bid On "For-ever Ezra"

We're happy to announce that this beautiful, hand-carved sculpture titled "For-ever Ezra", a 1/2-size study of Ezra the Red-tailed Hawk is up for auction by artist David Cohen from now through October 31, 2017. David is a long time Red-tailed hawk cam viewer, and his work is inspired by years of watching Big Red and Ezra raise their chicks on Cornell University campus. He has generously decided to donate the proceeds of the auction to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Even if you can't make a bid today, we'd love to hear what you have to say about the piece! To make a bid on and learn more about this amazingly detailed wood carving, visit bit.ly/ezracarving. 

October 19, 2017

Artist Auctions "Reuniting" For The Birds

We're thrilled to promote the auction of another beautiful piece of original art this month. "Reuniting" is the original block print art from the new children's book "A Perfect Day for an Albatross" by author and artist Caren Loebel-Fried. Caren's creations were inspired by her time volunteering to census albatross populations on Midway Atoll, which inhabits seventy-two percent of the world's nesting population of Laysan Albatross. She has generously decided to donate the proceeds of the auction, which will be active through October 31, 2017, to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Even if you aren't able to make a bid on this original print, please share what you have to say about the piece! To make a bid and learn more about the this colorful original block print, please visit bit.ly/albatrossart . 

October 19, 2017

Close Up On Big Red's New Companion

It's time for a close up on Big Red's new companion! During this visit to the Fernow Hall nest area, we get a great look at the male's rich brown plumage and pale, streaked underside. Plumage color and pattern are highly variable in some Red-tailed Hawk populations, and individuals may be broadly classified as light or dark morphs. Plumage characteristics also differ regionally, with the "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk being among the darkest of the subspecies and the "Krider's" being among the lightest! Learn more about Red-tailed Hawks at www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-tailed_Hawk/id.