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Birdwatching Through the Ages

In Victorian times, bird enthusiasts studied these amazing animals up close—which unfortunately meant stuffing specimens as “study skins” or taxidermy. NBS Educator Rachel Holbert will offer a rare guided tour of the Sturtevant Collection of Birds of Rhode Island from 1899, as we learn about the role of modern natural history research collections.

Today, NBS staff promote reporting bird sightings to eBird, an online citizen science project, to track the distribution of birds using the Sanctuary at different times of the year. During the past 5 years, thousands of NBS sightings have been submitted. NBS Educator Matt Schenck will share what we have learned from this valuable data set. This will be a cozy, fire-side lecture with complimentary light refreshments.

Recommended for adults.

$10 Members, $12 Non-members

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Earlier Event: January 5
Winter Rarities Ecotour
Later Event: January 26
January Owl Prowl