About the Author
I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.
How did you make the beaks?
Low-poly plane shaped in mirror, sculpt mode with subsurf , then solidify modifier added and applyed. Hope it help you.
Way to start the new year my friend !