Before creating a Bird Academy account

If you already have an account with Bird Academy, or with another Cornell Lab project (eg. eBird, FeederWatch, NestWatch, etc..), don’t create a new account – sign in with your existing account. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, see: Can’t log in, username or password problems

Sign in with an existing Cornell Lab account

  1. Click on the Sign up, log in button or Log in button button in the top right corner of the Bird Academy website. This takes you to the Cornell Lab sign-in page.
  2. Enter your username and password on the Cornell Lab sign-in page and click Sign in.

Create a new Bird Academy account

  1. Click on the Sign up, log in button or Log in button button in the top right corner of the Bird Academy website. This takes you to the Cornell Lab sign-in page.
  2. On the Cornell Lab sign-in page, towards the bottom of the page, click on the Create account button.
  3. Enter your first and last name.
  4. Choose a username. Don’t use spaces or special characters. Also, you will have to choose one no one else is using.
  5. Choose a password. Make sure you write down both your username and password!
  6. Enter your email address.
  7. Click on Create account.
  8. Check your inbox for an email called “[Cornell Lab Account] Please activate your account”. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check the spam folder, and if you’re using Gmail, look in the promotions or updates folders.
  9. Open this email and click on the Activate account link.
  10. On the sign-in screen, enter the username and password you just created and click Sign in. (If you’ve waited too long to confirm your email, you may have to get a new confirmation email sent to you, just click on the button to get a new link)

Verifying your email address

  1. Check your inbox for an email called “[Cornell Lab Account] Please activate your account”. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check the spam folder, and if you’re using Gmail, look in the promotions or updates folders.
  2. Open this email and click on the Activate account link.
  3. On the sign-in screen, enter the username and password you just created and click Sign in. (If you’ve waited too long to confirm your email, you may have to get a new confirmation email sent to you, just click on the button to get a new link)

If you’ve followed these instructions and still can’t create an account, please contact Bird Academy’s Customer Service


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