From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology comes Wall of Birds, an interactive resource that allows visitors to learn about birds from around the world and across time. This project is based on Jane Kim's spectacular mural "From So Simple a Beginning: Celebrating the Evolution and Diversity of Birds," which Kim painted at Cornell Lab in 2014 and 2015. In this mural, dozens of birds are arranged on a world map to portray each species' origin. In addition, Kim includes sketches of prehistoric birds, representing the evolution of birds over time. These depictions recall the gorgeous illustrations that accompanied nineteenth-century Audoban guides while also displaying Kim's unique artistic approach and skill. Additionally, the Cornell Lab has annotated each of Kim's illustrations with information about each bird species, past and present. As visitors view the mural, they are invited to zoom in on detailed illustrations and click on a specific bird to learn more. The Wall of Birds offers a spectacular way to learn about the diversity of birds in the world.
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