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Texas Invasive Bird Project

What is it? The Texas Invasive Bird Project (TIBP) is a citizen-science project that initiated in June 2008.  TIBP evaluates status of invasive or introduced species of birds in the state of Texas.  Coordinated by Daniel Brooks, Ph.D. since 2008 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this project is targeting study of six focal species in Texas: Egyptian Goose (Alpochen aegyptiacus) Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)     Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)…

Daniel M. Brooks, Ph.D.

Dr. Dan Brooks joined the Museum staff full-time in 1999. Education Current Service Credentials / Honors Current Research Projects / Interests Lab Associates Students Publications What collections you are responsible for? Why did you decide to work in a Museum? What is your favorite specimen, and why? Is it on exhibit? What collections you are responsible for? I oversee all of the Vertebrates specimens (animals with backbones) in the Museum including the offsite Collections of primarily birds and mammals. Occasionally…

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