Explore the diversity and evolution of birds with this interactive feature on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Wall of Birds mural. Envisioned by Cornell Lab ornithologists and realized by artist Jane Kim, the large-scale mural features species from all surviving bird families alongside a select group of extinct ancestors.
Click on any of the birds to get to know them better. The design links users to a dynamically updated eBird sightings map with each description and lets you listen to a host of voices by playing embedded field recordings from the lab’s Macaulay Library and explore the origins of modern birds.
For more about the mural that lives on a 70-by-40-foot wall in the visitor’s center of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity, this Cornell Chronicle story with video explains its creation.
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