Educating the public about the work done behind the scenes in the non-public areas is important to the mission of the Field Museum of Natural History. By sharing our collections and the research we do we can stimulate an interest and understanding of natural history and the how we fit into world around us. Read more about Peregrines, Dermestids & Social Media
Real lovebirds, as in the genus Agapornis. This is a bird blog, afterall. Read more about Bird of the week: Valentine's lovebirds
Considering how sweaty and dehydrated I became during this film shoot, it's remarkable that Ernesto and the rest of the bird team were diligently out for long periods of time, at all hours of the day and night, to listen for the birds of the Amazon.
These assessments - recording the calls and sightings of birds - helps inform distribution and range of known species, the information used to update maps and increase our knowledge about these animals and their habitats. Check out these revised maps! Read more about Bird Calls of Amazonia