George Barrowclough

At age 10, George Barrowclough began bird watching with his dad. He pursued his interest in birds by becoming an ornithologist, a scientist who studies birds. George studies northern spotted owls in the wild, and analyzes their DNA in the lab. George hopes his research will help preserve these animals' habitats and save them from extinction.

Date of Birth: February 13, 1948
Hometown: Somerset, MA
Position: ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History
Education: Sc.B., Sc.M., Brown University;
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Known for: studying spotted owls

Image credits: main image:George with Oilbird, courtesy of Chuck Myers; George Barrowclough, courtesy of Chuck Myers.