Who Was Alexander Wetmore?

Born on June 18, 1886, in the state of Wisconsin in the United States, Alexander Wetmore was an ornithologist who led many trips to find birds. Trips to Spain, South America, Central America, and North America. He became the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and was the director of the U.S. National Museum. He worked as an avian paleontologist as well.
Alexander Wetmore published The Migration of Birds in 1926. He studied birds in Puerto Rico and in Panama. He was also a bird bander who helped prove that lead was poisoning ducks at Bear River Marshes in Utah.

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