I decided to add birds to the site as I have seen and photographed several species over the years. I hope that the pictures help people to identify birds that they may see in their back yards and other places they bird. One of the problems with photography of birds is to get a clear shot. Sometimes the birds do not cooperate and tend to always have a limb or something in the way. Sometimes they are located where you can't get a picture.
While the site is primarily for Iowa insects, I have included specimens that I have collected while on trips to other states. When you click on a species, you will see a map of Iowa and specimens collected in Iowa will show up.