This rainbow of birds shows a variety of local species found right here in Pittsburgh!
All of the birds in the case died from hitting windows, a human-created problem that scientists at the museum are working to correct. Through BirdSafe Pittsburgh, employees and a team of citizen scientists are gathering data on bird-window collisions in an attempt to reduce the number in coming years and develop products and strategies to reduce bird fatalities and injuries.
Learn more at BirdSafe Pittsburgh, and discover more instances of humanity’s impact on the environment in the new exhibition We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene.
The Anthropocene is the current geological era in which humans are making a profound impact on the geological strata. While the term itself is still being debated by geologists, the museum is embracing it as a social and cultural tool for exploring the broad sum effect humans are having on the planet in the exhibition We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene—open now through summer 2018.