All of these birds were mounted for Museum or Department of Natural Resource use, and require very specific permits that allow me to work with them. Many birds are federally protected & are illegal to obtain. Contact your local DNR office if you have any questions regarding possession of birds, or any other animal.
Most of these images are taken during the mounting process. Any pins, tape, wires, string, etc. are removed after the specimen has been dried and transported to its destination.
Great Grey Owl
Great Grey Owl side
Great Grey Owl back
I'iwi (Vestiaria coccinea)
Before and after color corrections. Process involved stripping old paint from beak and legs, sanding/smoothing apoxie on beak, repainting, and placing back on perch. On display in the Hall of Birds at FMNH.