Roxie Laybourne

 

 

Age: 92

 

Summary: ornithologist who developed the specialty of identifying dead birds from their feathers (forensic ornithology) while working at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and whose work has been used to help protect airplanes from collisions with birds.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: September 15, 1910

 

Died: August 7, 2003

 

Location: Washington, D.C.