Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Upcoming talk by Shawn Billerman

Our next evening meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday January 28th at 6:30 pm in the Berry Biodiversity Center auditorium. After mingling and refreshments, Shawn Billerman will continue his Difficult Bird ID series at 7 pm with a session on sparrows, longspurs, and finches. We will learn how to identify these tricky species so we're ready for spring migration!

McCown's Longspur, Albany Co. WY. Photo © Shawn Billerman.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Whose feather is it?

 Have you ever found a bird feather and wondered what species it came from? The Forensics Lab of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can help with their Feather Atlas. You can compare your feather to similar feathers by choosing 1) a pattern and 2) the most striking color from an array of choices. Then browse through high quality pictures to determine which feather matches yours! You can also browse through their library of images by common name or taxonomy.