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Spring 2013
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By the Numbers

The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals the astounding beauty of 39 of the most exquisitely specialized animals on Earth. After eight years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia and nearby islands, Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever.