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A Bird In The Hand: Southern Oregon's "Feather Atlas"

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US Fish & Wildlife

You found a feather on the ground when you got home last night, and you just don't know which bird it came from.  Enter The Feather Atlas

It is a website set up by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's forensics laboratory in Ashland, and it provides a place to compare the feather you found with images of bird flight feathers compiled by the site. 

Steller's jay or scrub jay?  There IS a difference... Pepper Trail from the lab stops by with details of the atlas and what it took to assemble.
 

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