Visitors to the Bird lab
Drawing owl specimens
Stephanie O'Neil, Art and Design student, uses Screech Owl and Great Horned Owl study skins for an art project.
Skeletal measurements for study of woodpecker ecology and evolution
Matt is taking measurements of woodpecker skeletons. He is studying the differences in body proportions and how these reveal evolution and ecological relationships.
Graduate student researching bird tails
Graduate student Ryan Felice is studying the skeletal structure of bird tail vertebrae in relation to the size and function of the tail feathers.
Researching Asian Thrushes
Dr. Rasmussen is studying Asian thrushes in the genus Zoothera.
Master's student from University of Windsor
Kristina Hick is studying wren plumage color in the Banded Wren (Thryothorus pleurostictus) in Costa Rica.
Ornithologist & author, David Brewer, visits from Ontario.
Canadian ornithologist examining references for a book he is writing about new bird species.
Graduate student from UC-Davis.
Megan Mayo visited the Bird Division collection to sample feathers from Harlan's Hawk specimens.
Passenger pigeons to be a Natural History Museum exhibit.
Kaisa Ryding, a student from the University of Michigan School of Art, is photographing UMMZ passenger pigeon specimens for the Museum of Natural History.
Project Passenger Pigeon
Joel Greenburg studying a pair of Passenger Pigeons for his upcoming book in honor of the centenary of the extinction of the birds.
Newell's and Manx Shearwater comparison
Dr. Macklin Smith, a long-time Ann Arbor birder, compares specimens of Newell's Shearwater and Manx Shearwater.