Description Of This Tour
Birds and their feathers have played a critical role in many cultural ceremonies and practices. Now the field of ethno-ornithology combines an understanding of these practices with avian identification and avian forensics. Come explore the intersection between bird feather identification and anthropology artifacts with Ildiko Szabo from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Discover how sleuthing bird identifications helps confirm and can lead to discovering, the cultural origin of stunningly beautiful feathered artifacts.
Hosting the event is Sharon Mansiere, Biology Professor and Curator of the Okanagan College Research Museum.