HIST1977B Feathery Things, an Avian Introduction to Animal Studies
Inspiring science, art, and conservation, traded as resources, kept as hunters or pets, and eaten as meat, birds provide an excellent avenue into animal studies.We will explore birds channeled through literature, visual arts, ornithology, behavioral scien
The University of Pittsburgh has created a digital version of its double elephant folio edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The Hay Library also has a set of this edition in the Lownes collection (rarely shown due to its size).
An online exhibit that displays Audubon's original watercolors (now in the collection of the New-York Historical Society) used to model the prints in the double elephant folio edition of Birds of America
Originally a project of the Seattle Audubon Society and a public radio affiliate in Western Washington, BirdNote presents short radio shows, a blog, image gallery, and video links about birds, with a particular focus on the Western United States.
Based on the research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell ornithologist Edwin Scholes, who made 18 expeditions over eight years to remote rain forests in New Guinea. In 2004, Scholes and Laman set out to complete the first comprehensive study of all birds of paradise, and have amassed photographic and video coverage of all 39 known species and documented several new behaviors.
Although this database is largely focused on human-created sound, searches for "birds" or
"birds animals" return results that include both recordings of natural birdsong and human imitations of birdsong from around the world.
A search for "featherwork" in this database turns up approximately 20 graduate theses and dissertations that discuss collections of featherwork objects held by museums and/or the role of featherwork in indigenous cultures around the world.