Order the Book
The Cornell Lab and National Geographic have copublished the gorgeous coffee table book Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds, presenting all 39 species of birds-of-paradise with spectacular photographs. The book reveals details of the birds' behavior, natural environment, and behavior, along with history of their discovery from Magellan's voyage to Alfred Russel Wallace to the modern-day adventures of Tim Laman and Ed Scholes. Find it in bookstores or order it online from the Wild Birds Unlimited store at Sapsucker Woods.
See the Museum Exhibit
Fascinating stories of research and adventure are the foundation of this highly interactive exhibition developed by National Geographic and the Cornell Lab. The exhibition captures all 39 species with stunning imagery, video, soundscapes, artifacts, and engaging educational activities for all ages. Currently on view through May 2013 at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, the exhibit will tour the country with dates and locations announced as they become available.
Educators: Teach With Birds-of-Paradise Lesson Plans
Harness the excitement that birds-of-paradise can stir in young people, and inspire them to observe their local birds as they learn important scientific concepts. These free lessons explore the scientific process, natural and sexual selection, animal behavior, and heritability through bird-of-paradise videos plus hands-on activities and lively discussion. The lessons are perfect for middle and high school students and help teachers meet Framework for K-12 Science Education expectations.
Read more bird-of-paradise adventures in feature articles from National Geographic and Living Bird magazines. Visit the Cornell Lab's Macaulay Library archive to browse thousands of sound and video clips from the Bird-of-Paradise Project.
Join Tim Laman and Ed Scholes in person as they recount their years of discoveries and adventures with stunning photos, sound, and video. They're on tour with National Geographic Live—see when they will be speaking in a city near you: