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Links to museum research collections of birds **

 

(with their official acronyms for citing specimens)

* asterisks indicate searchable online data-bases

 

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)

Arizona State University Natural History Collections (ASU) [available through Ornis]

* Auckland Museum (AIM)

* Australian Museum (AMS)

Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC)

Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota (BELL) [available through Ornis]

Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu (BPBM) [available through Ornis]

* 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)

Conner Museum, Washington State University (CRCM) [available through Ornis]

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)

* 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 (ISM)

Illinois State University (ISU) [available through Ornis]

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) [available through CONABIO]

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) [available through Ornis]

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 (MNM)

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, La Habana Vieja, Cuba

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago

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

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

National Zoological Collection of Suriname

* 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)

North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM)

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

Provincial Museum of Alberta (PMA)

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

* Royal British Columbia Museum

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

* Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH)

* San Bernardino County Museum (SBCM)

San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) [available through Ornis]

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH) [available through Ornis]

* Senckenberg Natural History Museum

Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound (PSM) [available through Ornis]

South Australian Museum

Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden

Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University (MHP) [available through Ornis]

Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collections (TCWC) [available through Ornis]

Transvaal Museum, Pretoria

Tulane Museum of Natural History (TU)

UCLA Dickey Collection (UCLA) [available through Ornis]

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

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México (UANL) [available through CONABIO]

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacán, México (UMSNH) [available through CONABIO]

* University of Alaska Museum (UAM)

University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAAAC)

University of Arizona Bird Collection (UAZ) [available through Ornis]

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (UCM) [available through Ornis]

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 (UMNH) [available through Ornis]

Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ) [available through Ornis]

Zoological Collections of Uzbekistan

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)

 

Alphabetical by Country outside USA:

 

ARGENTINA

Instituto Miguel Lillo, Tucumán

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires (MACN)

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

AUSTRALIA

* Australian Museum (AMS)

Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC)

Museum Victoria, Melbourne (NMVM)

South Australian Museum

AUSTRIA

Natural History Museum/Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna (NHMV)

BELGIUM

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

Musée Royal d'Afrique Central, Tervuren (MRAC)

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

BOLIVIA

         Colección Boliviana de Fauna, Instituto de Ecología (CBF)

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

BRAZIL

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

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

Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belém (MPEG)

Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo (MZUSP)

CANADA

         * Canadian Museum of Nature

Provincial Museum of Alberta (PMA)

* Royal British Columbia Museum

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

CHILE

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago

COLOMBIA

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

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

Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán

Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

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

Museo Universitario, Universidad de Antioquia (MUA)

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

COSTA RICA

CUBA

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

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, La Habana Vieja, Cuba

DENMARK

University of Copenhagen Museum of Zoology (ZMUC)

ECUADOR

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

Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales (MECN)

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

ENGLAND

* Manchester Museum, University of Manchester

* The Natural History Museum, Tring (BMNH)

* University Museum of Zoology Cambridge

FINLAND

Finnish Museum of Natural History

FRANCE

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

GERMANY

* Senckenberg Natural History Museum

Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden

Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munich

Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK)

IRELAND

National Museum of Ireland (NMINH)

ITALY

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan (MSNM)

* Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Carmagnola

KENYA

National Museums of Kenya

MEXICO

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

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

Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Colección Nacional de Aves (CNAV) [available through CONABIO]

Museo de las Aves de México, Saltillo, Coahuila

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

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

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

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

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México (UANL) [available through CONABIO]

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacán, México (UMSNH) [available through CONABIO]

NEW ZEALAND

* Auckland Museum (AIM)

NETHERLANDS

Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden

* Zoological Museum Amsterdam (ZMUA)

PERU

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

RUSSIA

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

Zoological Museum, Moscow University (ZMUM)

SCOTLAND

National Museums of Scotland

SOUTH AFRICA

Transvaal Museum, Pretoria

SPAIN

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid (MNM)

SURINAME

National Zoological Collection of Suriname

SWEEDEN

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

SWITZERLAND

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la Ville de Genève, Geneva

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel (NHMB)

URUGUAY

Museos Nacionales de Historia Natural y Antropologia, Montevideo

UZBEKISTAN

Zoological Collections of Uzbekistan

ZIMBABWE

         National Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo

 

Also, be sure to see:

 

ORNIS

CONABIO (for Mexico)

 

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