Canadian Museum of Nature - Birds (CMN-AV)

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.

Curator: Kamal Khidas, kkhidas@nature.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 October 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Canadian Museum of Nature
Cite this collection:
Canadian Museum of Nature - Birds. Occurrence dataset (ID: c6d102a3-565a-4460-919c-44a5e7ab89f6) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 2,546 specimen records
  • 2,421 (95%) georeferenced
  • 2,546 (100%) identified to species
  • 45 families
  • 125 genera
  • 195 species
  • 196 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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