From feather alone…

pattern_barred[1]We’ve been focused of late on what’s beneath the feathers (see our book The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina Van Grouw), but The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Lab has just launched a web site where you can reverse-look-up a bird from feathers. Users select the pattern of the feather and the general color and are then given numerous possible identifications. Really cool stuff.

Get started here: http://www.lab.fws.gov/fa/idtool.php?button2=Get+Started+with+Feather+Identification