Lab of Ornithology upcoming events

Monday seminar

The Cayuga Bird Club will meet Feb. 8, doors opening at 7 p.m., with a club meeting and public talk beginning at 7:30 p.m. All are invited and welcome, but seating is limited.

This week, the free talk, by Eduardo E. Iñigo Elias, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, will focus on “Birds and Birding in Cuba: from Zuzuncito to Guantanamo. Iñigo Elias will share his experiences and knowledge of the birds in this amazingly biodiverse country. 

Come a bit early for cookies and conversation at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact: 800-843-2473,

Cornell spring field ornithology course

The annual Spring Field Ornithology course is celebrating its 40th anniversary by offering its lectures online to anyone, anywhere. Course lectures are packed with information about bird identification, migration, nesting and other topics that are relevant to anyone hoping to improve their bird-watching skills.

The eight-week course runs March 23 through May 15 and is taught by Dr. Stephen Kress, vice president for bird conservation for the National Audubon Society. 

The new online component will run concurrently, with each Wednesday evening lecture available to online participants the following day.  The online lectures will be hosted on the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy website. Visit  to learn about the course schedule, lecture topics, fees, and weekend field trips.

The cost of the course is $200 for the lectures in-person ($140 for online participants), $240 for the weekend field trips, or $420 for both sections. Cornell Lab of Ornithology members receive a discount.

To register, contact Marc Devokaitis, 607-254-2165,