by Lindsay Townsend The Delaware Museum of Natural History welcomed its first Howard and Dede Brokaw Ornithology Fellow, Alex Johnson, to the museum this summer. Johnson spent the summer helping the museum’s Curator of Birds and Director of Collections, Dr. Jean Woods, write up the results of Delaware’s Second Breeding Bird Atlas [...]
by Lindsay Townsend This auk egg, from Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire England, was a popular collectors item. The area is now a nature reserve. It’s like something out of a movie—the egg at the museum that someone long ago wrote a mysterious poem about. But such a story is no fantasy at [...]
by Theresa Tran and Imrin Goraya, Widener University Studying science is not the same as applying science, and as biology majors at Widener University, we don’t often get the opportunity to apply our knowledge to the outside world. However, this semester, we have the opportunity of collaborating with Dr. Jean Woods and Dr. Elizabeth Shea, [...]
The application period has closed for the Brokaw Fellowship, a paid fellowship program for college students and recent graduates in the Bird Department of its Collections and Research Division. The fellowship is supported by the Brokaw Family Foundation and is named after Howard and Dede Brokaw. Howard was a Founding Patron and former [...]
This eggciting infographic highlights our eggstraordinary egg collection. Sorry about the puns, we thought they were eggcellent.
Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection, produced by the Delaware Shorebird Project, is a film produced to raise awareness and understanding about the ecological connection between horseshoe crabs and shorebirds migrating through the Delaware Bay area, as [...]
Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Season Report Every spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds travel through the Delaware Bay as they migrate from areas as far as southern South America to the Arctic, where they breed in the summer. The Delaware Bay is a crucial rest stop, where the birds eat horseshoe crab eggs for [...]
The second Friday of October has been designated as World Egg Day, with a focus on eggs as a food source. But during the late 19th and early 20th century, collecting wild birds eggs was a popular hobby. Many museums and their collections originated during this time, and many people displayed natural history objects in their homes. [...]