“When Birds Collide” presented by the Smithsonian Institution
Carla Dove, Program Manager from the Feather Identification Lab at the Smithsonian Museum, will discuss the specialized techniques used to identify bird species using feathers and feather fragments, including microscopy, museum specimen comparison, and DNA “barcoding.” Dove will also explain how feather identification is used in aviation safety to determine the species of birds involved in birdstrike events with aircrafts.
Wednesday, October 13, 7 – 8 pm, online-only (via Zoom). Details and event link at PotomacValleyAudubon.org (under calendar). For more info, contact Krista Hawley at AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org.By Staff Contributor