Feathered Friends of Fullerton: Exploring Local Birds with CSUF Biology Students


About the exhibit

This is a student-designed and developed exhibit and collaboration between BIOL 479 Applied Ornithology, CSUF's Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, and Special Collections at Pollak Library. The exhibit features Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology, and contains interpretive panels, plates from Wilson's book, taxidermied bird specimens, nests, and eggs.

About the class

Under the tuteladge of Dr. Bill Hoese, the BIOL 479 Applied Ornithology class has collaborated with Pollak Library Special Collections and Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary to produce this exhibit. This exhibit represents the culmination of a collaborative project where the students worked with Special Collections at the library and learned abou tthe history of ornithology using Alexander Wilson's, American Ornithology (from the early 1800s). The students also partnered with staff at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary to learn about museums and exhibit design.

The class worked together to design an exhibit that draws on local species, historical information, modern primary literature, and direct observations to introduce members of the Fullerton community to local birds.


The wish to thank Dr. Bill Hoese (Biology), Meg Sandquist (Tucker Wildlife Santuary), Patricia Prestinary (UA&SC Pollak Library), and Trish Campbell (Exhibit Coordinator Pollak Library) for their support and assistance with this project.


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