ITHACA, NY (WIVB) - Scientists at Cornell University are asking you to help the world understand why some species of birds are declining by watching birds' nests.
Over three decades populations of Tree Swallows, Barn Swallows, Purple Martins and Eastern Phoebes have dropped in number. The cause is unknown, though scientists believe it may be linked in part to declines in the insects that birds eat.
Anyone who loves watching birds can help scientists study and understand their plight by participating in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's NestWatch citizen-science project (NestWatch.org ).
Participating in NestWatch is free and easy. Information on where and when to look for nests and how to properly monitor them is available at NestWatch.org.
NestWatch accepts observations for all nesting birds, so information about any species is welcome.
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.
One letter was about the violent altercation between Jim Ying and another employee, and in the other letter Ying described why the restaurant is closing.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
Judge Thomas Franczyk sentenced 34-year-old Alexander Wright to spend weekends in jail for the next three months after Wright pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon.
Police in Lockport say they have taken action after a threat was posted on a social media site from a student threatening to bring a gun to North Park School.