Exhibition – Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre, at the Natural History Museum

Starlings seen from Brighton pier (Katie Nethercoat, rspb-images.co.uk)

The RSPB, in affiliation with the Natural History Museum, has announced a major new exhibition called Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre. It explores the incredible story of birds – from surviving the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs to how they developed into 11,000 distinct species, including the House Sparrows, Starlings and Blue Tits you may have seen during your Big Garden Birdwatch.

The exhibition showcases Big Garden Birdwatch, how trends have changed over its history, and what this important citizen science data, that you have helped collect, is telling us. It also uncovers secrets of bird life you may not have encountered. Did you know that Zebra Finches, found in Australia, sing to their unborn young, or Vampire Finches, from the Galapagos, like to feed on blood?

The exhibition opens on 24th May 2024 and ends on 5th January 2025.

RSPB members are entitled to a 20% discount on the ticket price.

For further information and to buy tickets see the RSPB’s website.