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Chuck-wills-widow (male)
Great Horned Owl
Hawaiian Duck (female)
Western Meadowlark
Ferruginous Hawk
Northern Flicker (red-shafted)
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel (male)
Northern Mockingbird
Mourning Dove
Ring-billed Gull (immature)
Ruffed Grouse

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Ariel Woodward joined the Forensic Lab as a forensic ornithologist in 2017. She is the current supervisor of the Feather Atlas and is responsible for the administration, expansion, and design of the Feather Atlas.

Pepper Trail is a retired forensic ornithologist, he was responsible for the conception of the Feather Atlas in 2005 and expansion to the current breadth of the project.

Sue Polich performed all feather scanning and image processing work. Working entirely as a volunteer, she is the person most responsible for the growth of the Feather Atlas.

Brad Foster pioneered the Feather Atlas website application and database in 2006, and continues to develop and update the website.

Toby Greenfield assisted with the new Feather Atlas website, implemented in 2019 with additional features such as mobile device compatibility.