The beauty of specimens in biological collections is that they keep serving researchers for an indefinite period of time after they have been collected.
Category: Guest Posts
When the fragment of calcareous plate was unearthed in sunny southeastern France, there was a hint of the presence within it of small fossil bones.
Human dimensions are critical in understanding, preserving, and managing birds that eat crop pests, provide economic opportunities, and bring us joy.
In the first year of my PhD, I spent a lot of time studying the phylogenetics literature to spark ideas for research into the diversification of songbirds in the Americas.
The Andean mountains of Colombia, my homeland, are home to the world’s highest diversity of birds and are a major coffee-producing region.
Birds in the tapaculo genus Scytalopus are a perennial source of headaches for ornithologists interested in species limits.
Our passion for migratory birds and curiosity to reveal the mysteries of migration took us to one of the most spectacular regions of Colombia: the Darién.
The Midwest’s vast seas of corn and soybeans are not known for their bird abundance or diversity, but if you look in the right places, the birds are there.
I can distinctly remember why I became interested in the number and relative frequency of food plants for African sunbirds that are useful to humans.
Unraveling the mysteries of Neotropical bird diversity has captured the attention of scientists for more than 100 years.