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Sharp-shinned HawkIn the fifty years since the museum's banding station was founded, more than half a million birds have been banded, with data on those birds informing discussions on today’s toughest environmental issues such as climate change, habitat loss, and population change.

Magnolia WarblerAs one of the best natural history museums in America, Carnegie Museum of Natural History plays a unique role in our region. Supporting the museum helps provide educational and cultural programming for our region; it creates the exhibitions families love to visit together; and it maintains the research and collections that make critical contributions to scientific understanding of life. Today the bird banding program at Powdermill Nature Reserve forms an integral part of bird migration research at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Powdermill Nature Reserve draws upon and enhances the museum’s existing diverse scientific specialties by encouraging collaborations with many other partnering institutions. Powdermill is creating interdisciplinary research and educational projects that address some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time: questions regarding changes to the environment—past, present, and future—and how these changes affect life on Earth.

Give today and help the museum inspire new discoveries for our region, and for the world. Learn more about how you can support Carnegie Museum of Natural History as a Member, as part of the Carnegie Discoverers, or with an individual donation.

Photos: (Left) magnolia warbler and (right) sharp-shinned hawk banded at Powdermill Nature Reserve

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