The ornithology collection houses over 63,000 specimens. These include skins, skeletons, eggs, nests, frozen tissues and other related materials. The oldest specimen is a Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus) collected by Baron Johann Wilhelm von Müller in 1842. Müller was a German ornithologist who did most of his work in Northern Africa. The specimen came to the Museum via a specimen trade with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in the early 1900's.

Learn more in Arctos.

Garth M. Spellman, PhD

Director of Zoology & Health Sciences, Curator of Ornithology

Andrew Doll, MS

Zoology Collections Manager

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