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Cornell Lab of Ornithology's 'All About Birds' website wins Webby Award

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "All About Birds" website will be celebrated alongside film critic Roger Ebert, rock band OK Go, comedian Jim Carrey and Twitter in the 14th annual Webby Awards.

The Webbys, which honor Internet achievement, were announced by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-member group of Web experts. The awards ceremony is June 14 in New York City.

"All About Birds" won the Best Lifestyle Site award. The site helps people identify and learn about nearly 600 species of North American birds, and features photos, sounds and videos. It also has bird-feeding tips, gear reviews and an online magazine.

This year's competition received nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries and all 50 states.

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-- Associated Press

Video: An excerpt from one of Cornell's live webcams showing nesting birds.

 
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