Check out this amazing mural created by the artist Jayne Kim. She brought 270 species of birds alive on wall space at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s Visitor Center. In greyscale along the staircase, she has painted some bird species that are extinct – so this mural is covering a span of about 350 million years. You can also see a black caiman, a crocodile reptile. The caiman is there to highlight that the closest relatives to birds were crocodiles.
The book The Wall of Birds: One Planet, 243 Families, 375 Million Years makes a lovely inspirational gift to any bird lover.