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I Saw This Bird Once...

Visit the Ornithology FAQs page to find out more about the flying fauna in your neck of the woods.
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Curator’s Cupboards

These special weekend events are your chance to meet members of our curatorial team, ask your own questions, and get a first-hand, up-close look at many amazing curiosities of our collections.
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Ralph W. Schreiber Hall of Birds

The Schreiber Hall of Birds features three walk through habitats and 27 interactive stations on bird biology.  The first area is a Reference Room with mounted specimens and cabinets with 32 drawers of artifacts for student use.  In the "Little Marsh on the Prairie" section, students can hear the songs and see the many waterfowl and shorebirds that migrate annually to rich prairie nesting grounds.  Students will enter the darkest part of a Tropical Rainforest and should be challenged to find the many birds and other animals that live there.  In the Hall of Birds, students can explore flight mechanics, anatomy of birds, adaptations and behavior, how the nests birds build are characteristic for their species, how the American Condor was saved from extinction, conservation and preservation of marshes, and rainforests.