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Links to museum research collections of birds **

 

(with their official acronyms for citing specimens)

 

* asterisks indicate searchable online data-bases available at the institutional link

 

Warning: links to many web pages change frequently; please let me know if a link is "dead"; for additions and corrections, including official acronyms, email: Van Remsen

 

Alphabetical by institution:

 

* Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (ANSP)

* American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

* Auckland Museum (AIM)

* Australian Museum (AMS)

Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC)

Barrick Museum, Univ. Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV)

Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota

Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu (BPBM)

* Borror Lab of Bioacoustics, Museum of Biodiversity, Ohio State University

* British Library National Sound Archive (NSA)

* Burke Museum, University of Washington (UWBM)

* California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

* Canadian Museum of Nature

Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CM)

* Centennial Museum, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

Chicago Academy of Sciences

* Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH)

Colección Boliviana de Fauna, Instituto de Ecología (CBF)

Colección Nacional de Aves, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (CNAV)

* Colorado University Museum

* CONABIO: Red Mundial de Información sobre Biodiversidad (REMIB)

* Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates (CUMV)

* Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH)

* Denver Museum of Nature and Science

* Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH)

Finnish Museum of Natural History

* Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida (UF)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

* Humboldt State University Wildlife Museum (HSUWM)

Illinois State Museum

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels (IRSN)

Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas, Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Quito (MEPN)

* Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (ICN)

Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Habana

Instituto Miguel Lillo, Tucumán

Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Colección Nacional de Aves (CNAV)

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (INPA)

* Manchester Museum, University of Manchester (MMUM)

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History, University of Nevada - Las Vegas (MBM)

Michigan State University Museum (MSU)

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Moore Laboratory of Zoology, Occidental College (MLZ)

Musée Royal d'Afrique Central, Tervuren (MRAC)

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires (MACN)

Museo de las Aves de México, Saltillo, Coahuila

Museo de Biodiversidad Maya, Universidad Autónoma de Campeche (MBM-UAC)

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan (MSNM)

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Carmagnola

Museo Departamental de Ciencias Naturales "Federico Carlos Lehmann Valencia", Instituto Vallecaucano de Investigaciones Científicas ­ INCIVA, Cali

Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales (MECN)

Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán

Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima (MUSM)

Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad de los Andes (ANDES)

Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Santa Cruz (MHNNKM)

Museo de La Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid (MNCN)

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, La Habana Vieja, Cuba

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago (MNHN)

Museo Universitario, Universidad de Antioquia (MUA)

Museo de Vertebrados, Instituto de Investigaciones de Recursos Biológicos "Alexander Von Humboldt"

Museo de Zoología "Alfonso L. Herrera," Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MZFC)

Museo de Zoología, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)

Museo de Zooogía, Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica

Museu de Zoologia "José Hidasi" (MZJH/UNITINS)

Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (QCAZ)

Museos Nacionales de Historia Natural y Antropologia, Montevideo' (MNHN)

Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belém (MPEG)

Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo (MZUSP)

* Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (MCZ)

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la Ville de Genève, Geneva (MHNG)

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Zoologie, Paris (MNHN)

* Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University (LSUMZ)

* Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB)

* Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley (MVZ)

Museum Victoria, Melbourne (NMVM)

* Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, University of California, Davis (MWFB)

* Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (UMMZ)

Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden

National Museum of Ireland (NMINH)

* National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM)

National Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo

National Museums of Kenya

National Museums of Scotland

The Natural History Museum, Tring (BMNH)

* Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM)

Natural History Museum/Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna (NHMV)

Naturhistorisches Forschungsinstitut, Museum für Naturkunde, Zentralinstitut der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel (NHMB)

Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet/Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm (NR)

* New York State Museum (NYSM)

Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

* North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM)

* Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University (YPM)

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

* Royal British Columbia Museum

Royal Museum of Alberta (PMA)

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

* Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH)

* San Bernardino County Museum (SBCM)

San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM)

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH)

Senckenberg Natural History Museum

Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound (PSM)

South Australian Museum

Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden

Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collections (TCWC)

Transvaal Museum, Pretoria

Tulane Museum of Natural History (TU)

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Ensenada, Baja California, México

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México (UANL)

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacán, México (UMSNH)

* University of Alaska Museum (UAM)

University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAAAC)

University of Copenhagen Museum of Zoology (ZMUC)

* University of Kansas Natural History Museum (KU)

University Museum of Zoology Cambridge

* University of Nebraska State Museum (UNSM)

* Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah

* Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ)

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leningrad (ZI)

Zoological Museum Amsterdam (ZMUA)

Zoological Museum, Moscow University (ZMUM)

Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munich

Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK)

 

 

 

Also, be sure to see:

 

ORNIS

ARCTOS

 

** no link provided if the museum or collection's website does not provide contact information concerning the bird collection

 

Thanks to Joseph W. Brown for many updates