Published: July 6, 2018

A bird perches on a branch.Knowing what food birds eat is critical for bird conservation efforts. Obtaining more specific data about bird food habits has been a passion of David Leatherman for many years. With high-resolution digital photography and a bit of luck, it is sometimes possible for specialists to identify insects to the species level and to capture information about the plants that sustain birds through the seasons. 

Learn more at the CU Museum of Natural History exhibit, Hungry Birds: The Photography of David Leatherman. The work will be on view through Dec. 1, 2018.

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