Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Ornithology Collection

Latest version published by Royal Saskatchewan Museum on 25 January 2024 Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Publication date:
25 January 2024
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The Ornithology collection consists of 9,900 skins, mounts, skeletons, and tissue samples. 87% of the specimens are from Saskatchewan.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Frier D (2024). Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Ornithology Collection. Version 1.6. Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.5886/moouxd


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal Saskatchewan Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d99823ca-d779-40ab-be33-955a99216e4e.  Royal Saskatchewan Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Danae Frier
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curatorial Assistant - Vertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2340 Albert St
S4P 2V7 Regina
Ryan Fisher
  • Point Of Contact
Curator - Vertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2340 Albert St
S4P 2V7 Regina

Geographic Coverage

This collection contains specimens primarily from Saskatchewan, Canada, with occasional representation from other parts of Canada or North America.

Bounding Coordinates South West [15.284, -142.031], North East [71.525, -53.438]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1901-01-01 / 2019-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Collection Identifier RSKM
Parent Collection Identifier RSKM

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.5886/moouxd