Research Collection

The Ornithology Collection currently houses nearly 400,000 scientific specimens with representatives of nearly every genus of birds and over 85% of the species of birds (~8300 species). We are the largest university-based ornithological collection in the world and the 5th largest overall. The collection distribution covers the globe but has particularly good representation from North America, the Neotropics and Asia.

The Ornithology Collection is searchable online through MCZbase as well as through VertNet, iDigBio and GBIF.