NPR has a story about a forensic ornithologist who works at the Smithsonian. Her work is helping to identify the birds who are victims of giant Burmese pythons in the Everglades. She has helped to identify birds that have been involved in plane accidents in crashes. Her work can help avoid future plane crashes saving lives of people and birds.
Read more about forensic ornithology at: Animal CSI: Inside The Smithsonian’s Feather Forensics Lab : NPR.