[Tweeters] New Yorker Magazine Article: Oology and The Hunt for Illegal (Bird) Egg Collectors

notcalm at comcast.net notcalm at comcast.net
Thu Jul 18 03:30:15 PDT 2013


Hello fellow bird fans,


Very interesting major article regarding Oogly and The Hunt for Illegal (Bird) Egg Collectors is in the current issue of the New Yorker (July 22, 2013, p 52-61).


I had no idea this was going on. One "notorious egg collector has already served three prison sentences for illegal egg collecting charges".
Also, the museum at Tring has two million bird-egg specimens. That is serious Oology! That collection was the basis for the DDT studies on egg shell thickness and the decline of Peregrine Falcons and a Europe-wide ban on DDT.


Dan Reiff
Mercer Island


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