The Field Museum’s fabulous Gidwitz Hall of Birds reopened after a long refurbishment back in September. I visited in October with my family. This was just about three years after our previous visit, and the exhibit looked fantastic.
seabirds with wall projection behind
vultures, kites and falcons of the world
The birds were all cleaned up, and the exhibit was modernized with interesting wall projections, interactive screens, and a great short video about birdwatching, featuring local birders and some birding celebrities.
Golden Eagle & Bald Eagle
waders and Andean Condor
owls; notice Snowy Owl skeleton at bottom center
Birds of Paradise displaying
new touch screen
video screen shot
A Passion For Birds video from The Field Museum
The birds all looked great, but it’s always more interesting to see them in a natural kind of pose or surrounded by the type of environment you’d expect to find them.
Chimney Swift nest
Horned Lark at nest
Piping Plover nest
benches at the end of the exhibit
The Field is a spectacular museum with a lot of interesting exhibits, but we usually linger in the bird hall the longest. It’s always great to see Sue, too.
Yep, everything about the Field is outstanding!