We receive a lot of birds that people find dead and route to us through places like wildlife agencies, rehabilitation clinics, etc. What makes these specimens scientifically useful is to write the location and date down with the bird and freeze it until it can be gotten to us. People often write a little more than necessary, and we’re pleased to share some of those.
“Found on ground, under Ponderosa Pine. Appeared to be unable to stand/move. Ken cradled bird in his hands with gloves on. Bird died en route to house…”