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Division of Birds

Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
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John W. Aldrich (1906-1995)

Ornithologist for the Fish and Wildlife Service. Research focused on bird-population studies and systematics. Investigated feather and bone identifications in connection with law violations. Chief of the Section of Distribution and Migration of Birds, National Bird Banding Program (1947). Along with George E. Watson III, formulated the U.S.-Japan Migratory Bird Treaty. Merged Biological Survey and USNM collections.

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