I am keen to make available to all Bicknell worldwide a lifesize model of a Bicknell Thrush, on which our Association’s logo is modelled. Can you help find a supplier please? I am thinking of a resin model, properly painted, on a base of wood or resin with an engraved plaque saying “Bicknell’s Thrush”. I found someone who does individual wooden carvings but at $4000, image below. I am thinking more like $40-$60 if produced in bulk for us, maybe a run of 25 or 50 birds. Please put me (firstname.lastname@example.org) in touch with anyone who could make them for us.
And while on the subject, who is related to Eugene Bicknell who discovered the species 150 years ago?
Bicknell’s thrush (Catharus bicknelli) is a medium-sized thrush, at 17.5 cm (6.9 in) and 28 g (0.99 oz). One of North America’s rarest and most localized breeders, it inhabits coniferous mountain tops and disturbed habitats of the Northeast. While very similar in appearance and vocalization to the gray-cheeked thrush (Catharus minimus), the two species, with two completely different breeding ranges, differ slightly in their morphology and vocalizations. It was named after Eugene Bicknell, an American amateur ornithologist, who made the first scientific discovery of the species on Slide Mountain in the Catskills in the late 19th century.
Hear the Bicknell Thrush singing https://youtu.be/hB-46GRpZas
By providing the first detailed predictive map of Bicknell’s Thrush winter distribution, our study provides a useful tool to prioritize and direct conservation planning for this and other wet, broadleaf forest specialists in the Greater Antilles. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0053986
In New York, northern New England, and the nearby Estrie region of Quebec, Bicknell’s Thrush inhabits mountainous forests dominated by balsam firs https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/434294