Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Section of Birds, held by Collection Manager Steve Rogers, Carnegie Museum (photo by Kate St.John)
Let’s go birding indoors!
Come to Carnegie Museum’s Section of Birds on Saturday, February 18 for a behind the scenes tour led by Collection Manager Stephen Rogers and other bird specialists (including myself).
Stephen manages both the Birds and Amphibians & Reptiles collections at the Carnegie, both ranked in the top ten collections in the North America. The Bird collection contains almost 190,000 specimens, most of which are preserved as study skins, but also includes skeletons, eggs, fluid specimens, mounts and other preparations. Steve is also a skilled scientific preparator and taxidermist who has prepared roughly 15,000 birds for the collection.
When: Saturday February 18. Walk-ins welcome 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Section of Birds office.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*** Come to the Section of Birds Office, midway along Bird Hallway on the 3rd floor. ***
Who: Anyone can walk in. (Please leave a comment below if you plan to attend so we can get a crowd estimate.)
Cost: There is no extra fee for this tour but there is an admission fee for the museum.
Free to museum members. Non-member rates are: Adults $19.95, Seniors (65+) $14.95, Students with ID and children 3-18 $11.95. Click here for details.
For directions and information about Carnegie Museum, see their website at www.carnegiemnh.org.
Hope to see you there!
p.s. The ivory-billed woodpecker pictured above is just one of the many specimens in the Section of Birds.
(photo by Kate St. John)