The feather bank was designed to make available free molted feathers to the ASU community for use in personal or educational projects. These feathers were donated by Red Mountain Conservation and Education Center where most of these birds reside.
These donated molted feathers come from specific birds in the bird conservation community. The feathers that are a part of the bank are not on the migratory bird act or harmed in any way. These feathers are free to use within personal projects. If one of the feathers provided was obtained from an endangered bird, please read the 'Endangered Species Act' before use.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.