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OpticsPlanet is a proud sponsor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Lab of Ornithology is a nonprofit membership institution whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. Besides sponsorship of the lab, OpticsPlanet is focusing on expanding our support of the bird watching community, providing technical guidance devoted to birders, and increasing our birdwatching product lines - birding binoculars, birding Spotting Scopes, and much more!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is built upon a foundation of intensive research. It strives to understand the causes and consequences relating to the distribution and abundance of North American birds. Results of Lab research are published in the scientific literature and made available for a wide variety of scientific, education, and conservation purposes.

Providing for the community is very important to the Lab of Ornithology. They have a sharp focus on fostering beautiful, wildlife enriched neighborhoods with an educated, supportive backing from its residents. Their program Celebrate Urban Birds was named one of the top programs in the nation by the National Forum on Children and Nature. Building from this already heralded mission, Cornell Lab is reconnecting kids with nature by distributing educational kits, developing online resources, and giving grants to local community projects. Children in today's society are losing sight of the beautiful world that lies just outside their doors. The Cornell Lab, with the help of nature lovers like you, is quickly restoring the joy of the outdoors to families nationwide. Help bring kids back into nature! Get them to drop their playstaions by simply donating now to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Programs at the Lab span an exciting spectrum from cutting edge research, citizen science, and conservation work to the development of dynamic educational and multimedia resources for the study and appreciation of bird watching. Many of these programs offer opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, including elementary and middle school children, to learn more about birds and the scientific process by participating in real, hands on research projects. Don't forget to read why you should start bird watching today, 10 Reasons To Start Birdwatching Today! OpticsPlanet, Inc. is proud to sponsor such a contributing organization to the community around. This sponsorship is our way of saying thank you to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for their continuation in their crucial research.