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Birds-of-Paradise Project  Inspiring the world with Birds-of-Paradise to protect their forest habitat. Founded by @TimLaman and Edwin Scholes, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Photo by @TimLaman. Ed Scholes and I are excited to be in Toledo, Ohio today (April 27) for our NatGeo Live presentation tonight on Birds-of-Paradise hosted by the Toledo Museum of Art. Check the link in profile for details and tickets! We’ll be sharing the story of our project to document all the Bird-of-Paradise species in the wild, and their importance as the ambassadors for the conservation of the rain forests of New Guinea. Lots of photos and videos! Hope to see you there. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise

Photo by @TimLaman. This is one of my most well-known images, and I know I’ve shared it here before. You may have seen it, but do you know what it took to capture this image of a Red Bird-of-Paradise male displaying at the top of the canopy in Batanta? I shot this from the highest tree blind I have ever made, 50 meters (165 ft.) up in the biggest tree in the area, where I constructed a blind literally out on a limb on the opposite side of the tree from this perch used by the birds. For about a week, I climbed my rope in the dark, and got set up before dawn to wait for the birds to come. Only once did I capture this perfect pose. Yes, a lot of effort for one shot, but well worth it. Truly unique images rarely come easily. I’m now offering you a chance to purchase a signed print of this image, and a few other favorites, for just $100 through April 22. I hope you’ll agree it’s a fair price considering the effort involved in getting shots like this! See the link in my profile @TimLaman or go to www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection. Swipe to see a bit younger me climbing that monster tree – it was sweaty work! Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support of the Birds-of-Paradise Project that allows us to keep spreading the word on Birds-of-Paradise conservation! #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise

Photo by @TimLaman. This is one of my most well-known images, and I know I’ve shared it here before. You may have seen it, but do you know what it took to capture this image of a Red Bird-of-Paradise male displaying at the top of the canopy in Batanta? I shot this from the highest tree blind I have ever made, 50 meters (165 ft.) up in the biggest tree in the area, where I constructed a blind literally out on a limb on the opposite side of the tree from this perch used by the birds. For about a week, I climbed my rope in the dark, and got set up before dawn to wait for the birds to come. Only once did I capture this perfect pose. Yes, a lot of effort for one shot, but well worth it. Truly unique images rarely come easily. I’m now offering you a chance to purchase a signed print of this image, and a few other favorites, for just $100 through April 22. I hope you’ll agree it’s a fair price considering the effort involved in getting shots like this! See the link in my profile @TimLaman or go to www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection. Swipe to see a bit younger me climbing that monster tree – it was sweaty work! Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support of the Birds-of-Paradise Project that allows us to keep spreading the word on Birds-of-Paradise conservation! #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise

Video by @TimLaman & Ed Scholes for the new series “Our Planet” now streaming on Netflix worldwide as of April 5. Filmed for the first time from the female perspective, a male Western Parotia puts on his extraordinary display in the rain forest of West Papua, Indonesia. Check out the full sequence in the Jungles episode of @OurPlanet on Netflix April 5. Follow @TimLaman and @BirdsofParadiseProject to learn more about how the Birds-of-Paradise are ambassadors to conserve New Guinea’s forests and how we filmed this amazing behavior. #birdsofparadise #birds #rainforest #papua #Indonesia #birdofparadise #dance #dancing #wildlifephotography #netflix #shareourplanet

The Black Sicklebill -- one of the Birds-of-Paradise capable of incredible transformations, performs for a female in the new Netflix series “Our Planet” launching globally on April 5. Narrated by the one-and-only Sir David Attenborough. The Birds-of-Paradise Project is proud to be a part of this groundbreaking series with its important conservation message about the future of “Our Planet”. Follow @TimLaman and @BirdsofParadiseProject to learn more about the Birds-of-Paradise, the global ambassadors for conservation of the forests of Papua. #blacksicklebill #birdsofparadise #birds #rainforest #papua #Indonesia

Photo by @TimLaman. Happy Valentines Day from the Birds-of-Paradise Project! This male Red Bird-of-Paradise is doing his best to impress his mate….. Best wishes to all of you with similar intentions today. #birdsofparadise #redbirdofparadise #valentinesday #heart. Follow the @birdsofparadiseproject for all things Bird-of-Paradise.

Photo by @TimLaman. A rare view of a Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise spreading his colorful wings, photographed in West Papua, Indonesia. The Birds-of-Paradise Project is going on tour with @NatGeo Live! Come hear Ed Scholes and Tim Laman live in Gainsville, Florida on Jan 23 as we share the story of our ongoing project exploring and documenting the amazing Birds-of-Paradise, like this new image of the Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise. We’ll reveal recent discoveries, as well as share our vision of how BoP’s can be the international icons for protecting New Guinea’s rain forests. See the link in our profile at @BirdsofParadiseProject for tickets. #NatGeoLive, #CornellLabofOrnithology, #birdsofparadise, @TimLaman

Photo by @TimLaman. The Birds-of-Paradise Project is going on tour with @natgeo Live. Come hear Ed Scholes and Tim Laman live in Gainsville, Florida on Jan 23 as we share the story of our ongoing project exploring and documenting the amazing Birds-of-Paradise, like this new image of the Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise male displaying to a female. We’ll reveal recent discoveries, as well as share our vision of how BoP’s can be the international icons for protecting New Guinea’s rain forests. See the link in our profile @birdsofparadiseproject for tickets. #NatGeoLive, #CornellLabofOrnithology, #birdsofparadise.

Photo by @TimLaman. Hi and Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I know many of you have been following our work on the Birds-of-Paradise for many years. Now there is a chance for you to make a difference for these amazing birds, and all the biodiversity of Papua, where species like this incredible Red Bird-of-Paradise live. The government of West Papua, Indonesia, has declared their intent to be a “Conservation Province” or “Provinsi Konservasi” in Indonesian, and protect 70% of their land as forest, as well as protect vast marine areas. In December, there will an important vote in the Provincial government taking place to make this Conservation Province declaration into law, which is a very important first step in actually putting this noble goal into practice. People all over the world can support this cause by simply signing a petition to let the government of Papua know that we are aware of the amazing conservation leadership they are taking and wish to support and encourage them. Please go to the link in out IG profile and sign the petition organized by our good friends at @SeaLegacy, to help reach the goal of 30,000 signatures. It will only take a minute. Thanks for your support. #ProvinsiKonservasi #WestPapua #ConservationProvince #TanahPapua @birdsofparadiseproject

Photo by @TimLaman. Red Bird-of-Paradise perched high in the canopy of Waigeo Island with Kabui Bay in the background. We are excited to be at the ICBE 2018 Conference in Manokwari, West Papua this week . See our new video “Tanah Papua - A Paradise for Birds” in link in our profile.
Indonesia’s provinces of Papua and West Papua on island of New Guinea make up the Land of Papua or "Tanah Papua" in the Indonesian language. This region supports one of the only remaining large tropical forests in the world and is home to nearly half of Indonesia’s biodiversity. Over 600 species of birds are found in Papua, including 27 bird-of-paradise species, many of which live nowhere else on earth. Global interest in Papua’s birdlife is leading to increased opportunity for wildlife tourism and bringing newfound economic benefits to local communities. Sustainable development is not only important for the future of Papua’s forests and people, but also for the world.
The Cornell Lab’s Birds-of-Paradise Project is working with the Governments of Papua and West Papua and other international partners to further science, engagement and conservation of the region’s biodiversity with a focus on the birds-of-paradise.
#ICBE2018, #Papua, #TanahPapua, #Birdsofparadise, #cornelllabofornithology

Video by @TimLaman. Watch as this male Lesser Bird-of-Paradise performs his galloping display and wonderful vocalizations from the forest canopy in the Bird's Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia. @birdsofparadiseproject #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #yearofthebird #Indonesia #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity #cendrawasih @TimLaman

Photo by @TimLaman. Captured in a split-second bout of highly exaggerated plumage ruffling, this adult male Lesser Bird-of-Paradise is a veritable explosion of plumes and color. @birdsofparadiseproject #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #yearofthebird @TimLaman

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