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Spring/Summer
2007
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20
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At Cornell

The Birding Mecca
 

Lora Hine and Lansing High School Teacher

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Birdwatchers

Birdwatchers

Tucked amid the trees and wetlands of Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a testament to human curiosity and a passion for learning about and protecting nature. It is a home to people who make it their life’s work to ask questions about birds, whales, elephants, frogs, and fish. It is a portal to appreciation of the natural world, whether you live a mile down the road or miles from anywhere.

Arthur A. “Doc” Allen founded the lab. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell, he pushed for creation of the country’s first graduate program in ornithology. The university responded, and in 1915, the Lab of Ornithology was born, although it was housed in the entomology and limnology department.

 

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