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Ornithology

Ornithology Research at NYSM

Blackpoll Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ornithological research at NYSM focuses on historical questions concerning the biogeography and evolution birds.  Our research combines traditional museum specimen work, field work, and modern genetics laboratory work. We use DNA sequence data from living and extinct species to understand rates and patterns of bird evolution over the last few million years.  Potential graduate students who wish to pursue a masters or doctorate degree through the State University of New York at Albany should contact the curator, Dr. Jeremy Kirchman.
Museum Hours: Open daily from 9:30am to 5:00 pm | Carousel Hours Open Daily: 10am-4:30 pm | Information please call: 518-474-5877
The New York State Museum is a program of The University of the State of New York / New York State Education Department / Office of Cultural Education