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The first North Carolina specimen of the shiny cowbird, representing the fourth collected in North America, was discovered at New Bern in 1990.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has spent over 100 years collecting bird specimens from not only native species, but from all over the world. The collection boasts over 13,000 prepared bird specimens. The new director continues to collect specimens and arrange for them to be easily accessible to other researchers.
Among the feathered residents in the Island’s refuge were Canada Geese. In addition to the practice of branding, ways to keep an avian population intact included suitable breeding ground and sustainable food supply.