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John Bates's blog

September 17th, 2013

To me, more science is essential for conservation of rare plants and animals.

August 28th, 2013

I think species delimitation falls into the realms of both basic and applied science… and so does a lot of other research

August 22nd, 2013

The Bird Division hosts the two largest North American Ornithologcal societies for their annual meetings at the Palmer House

August 12th, 2013

The last volume of the Handbook on Birds of the World is a real treat for fans of avian biodiversity

August 03rd, 2013

In 1989, I got to spend an incredible two weeks in Bolivia following around Ted Parker

June 11th, 2013

We always think about how specimens will be used, but that does not mean we think of everything.

May 26th, 2013

Monitoring biodiversity has become a priority in the development of REDD+ programs, but where will the expertise to do the monitoring come from?

May 08th, 2013

You cannot always get to all the events the Bird Division is involved in.

April 27th, 2013

Every once in a while traffic jams are somewhat enjoyable.

April 21st, 2013

An incredible juvenile plumage of an Amazonian bird goes unknown for 180 years - not any more.

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November 05th, 2012

A unique and special exhibit gets a great makeover.

May 17th, 2012

 Recent field work in Uganda includes determining the voice of Willard's Sooty Boubou

February 06th, 2012

Specimen research can take you in surprising directions

May 17th, 2012

 Recent field work in Uganda includes determining the voice of Willard's Sooty Boubou

February 06th, 2012

Specimen research can take you in surprising directions

November 09th, 2011

We know little about the young of many species of birds or how they grow.

October 07th, 2011

Getting to know colleagues in the museum

September 12th, 2011

Studying Gloger's Rule and the effects of changing environments on bird plumages

July 22nd, 2011

Eggs tell the story of changes in the Chicago region

June 23rd, 2011

Our visitors come to see the real things, even the small ones

June 13th, 2011

Olsen moves on to the next step: doing his research.

May 19th, 2011

Researchers visit the Geology Department and use Bird Division skeletons to unravel the mysteries of exciting new fossils

January 31st, 2011

Darwin and Collections

February 06th, 2012

At a memorial service at the museum, friends remember a special person

October 07th, 2011

Getting to know colleagues in the museum

March 26th, 2013

Bringing our collection of eggs to the public through digitization.

June 05th, 2012

Our new temporary exhibit presents a variety of artwork focused on the issues facing humans and biodiversity

February 06th, 2012

Specimen research can take you in surprising directions

June 23rd, 2011

Our visitors come to see the real things, even the small ones

June 17th, 2011

Natural History collections are about science and more

June 13th, 2011

Olsen moves on to the next step: doing his research.

February 06th, 2012

At a memorial service at the museum, friends remember a special person

September 12th, 2011

Studying Gloger's Rule and the effects of changing environments on bird plumages

June 17th, 2011

Natural History collections are about science and more

June 13th, 2011

Olsen moves on to the next step: doing his research.