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The Zoom webinar with Ornithologist Carla Dove aired May 7, 2020, as part of the Smithsonian Science How series. Watch a recording in the player above.
Join ornithologist and feather identification expert Dr. Carla Dove to sharpen your bird detective skills! Carla uses microscopic images to teach students how to identify birds based on feather features. She invites viewers to practice with a series of challenges throughout the program. Carla shares why this work is important for aviation safety and the importance of the Smithsonian's feather collection to this work.