Natural History Illustration


Public Education Ornithology Poster

Clients: Prof. Andrea Gauthier


Medium: Tableau, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Audience: General public

Date: February 2018

Project Details: This poster was created as a practice exercise for visualizing data as an infographic. The topic chosen was the Rufous hummingbird’s migration pathway, breeding and wintering habitats and population size changes. Data was taken from a variety of sources including Ebird observation datasets, Partners in Flight datasets and from Cornell Lab of Ornithology supported websites.



Cornell University. Rufous Hummingbird. Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds. (retreived March 2018)


A Cornell Lab of Orthnithology supported site discussing Rufous hummingbird information such as their habitats, migratory behaviour and declining population size.


Healy, Susan and William A. Calder. 2006. Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Hill, G. E., R. S. Sargent, adn M. B. Sargent. 1998. Recent change in the winter distribution of rufous hummingbirds. Auk 115:240-45.

Levatich T, Padilla F (2017). EOD - eBird Observation Dataset. Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Occurrence Dataset accessed via on 2018-03-19 The main used dataset for this poster. The data was collected by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Partners in Flight. 2017. Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Available at . Retrieved March 2018.

Rachael Whitehead 2020 ©