Ornithology Collection

Limited collection access May 2014 to May 2015

Due to a major relocation project during 2014-2015, there will be limited access to the Ornithology Collection from May 2014 to May 2015. Be advised that we may not be able to accommodate requests for loans or visitation during this period. If possible, please arrange to work outside this period. Further updates regarding collection closure will be posted in due course. Thank you for your patience.

The Ornithology Collection contains more than 70 000 specimens of mounted birds, skins, skeletons, eggs and specimens preserved in alcohol. Associated with these specimens are images, data, and literature (including field notebooks).

One of the largest Australian avian collections, primarily of Australian species and with a strong Victorian emphasis, it includes material from a broad spectrum of the world’s avifauna and represents in excess of 4000 species.

One of the largest collections in Australia, it includes material from early explorative trips through central and northern Australia. There are also representatives of many birds now long extinct. The collection contains valuable type specimens.

Last updated 20 February 2013