Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Nuttall makes the NYT

There's a nice article in the New York Times on the Nuttall Ornithological Club ("the nation's oldest birding group") featuring a visit to Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology and view of many very famous skins, such as a trio of large woodpeckers.

From top: Imperial, Ivory-Billed, Pileated Woodpeckers (Photo: MCZ)
Several local birding notables get a mention:  my neighbor Peter Alden, MCZ bird collection manager Jeremiah Trimble, and some hot young birders.  I did not know this, but the MCZ has skins of 7, 000 species.

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