Our collections support the work of ornithologists all across the globe. Studies of birds and all things relating to them (like nests and eggs) can be conducted with the comprehensive collection we keep.

Our ornithological collections are comprised of more than 31,000 birds, eggs, and nests, from North and Central America, Laysan Island, and beyond. Collectors included C. C. Nutting, W. T. Hornaday, P. Bartsch, D. H. Talbot, T. W. Dewing, S. B. Matson, and C. M. Jones.

Researchers, faculty, instructors, students, and others needing assistance with digital or in-person access, object/specimen loans, other special arrangements, or more detailed information on our research collections may contact our research collections team.

Your gift of any size contributes to research, collections care, and innovative learning experiences. All gifts are 100% tax deductible.