The Canadian Museum of Nature's extensive Bird Collection is comprised of study skins, mounted specimens, skeletons, nests, eggs, and some fluid-preserved specimens. In all, there are approximately 125,000 specimens representing ca. 2,600 species (one quarter of the world's species). This reference collection documents the extensive variation found in bird species across Canada, but also in countries where some of our birds spend the winter, such as Mexico or Brazil. The collection contains specimens taken over a long span of time, including species that are now extinct.
Mostly from Canada, but also from countries where some of our birds spend the winter, such as Mexico or Brazil.
Number of specimens in the collection
The estimated number of specimens in the Canadian Museum of Nature Bird Collection is 125,000.
Of these 100,970 are databased. This represents 80.8 % of the collection.
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Metadata last updated on 2018-08-02 10:56:50.0
Digitised records available through the Atlas
The Canadian Museum of Nature Bird Collection has an estimated 125,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 80.8 % of these (100,970 records).
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