Researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are passionate about studying birds and biodiversity and advancing conservation. Their mission encompasses fieldwork, laboratory research, data-intensive science, student training, and globally renowned citizen-science and lifelong learning programs.
Cornell offers a wonderful spectrum of classes in ornithology, ranging from basic introduction to advanced study in specialized fields. Many are taught by Cornell Lab of Ornithology faculty or staff.
A field ornithology course held annually in the Dominican Republic, appropriate for Biology and non-Biology majors alike. Teaches basic ornithology field techniques, such as mist-netting and identification in the field.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology led the scientific arm of the search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 2004 to 2009.