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Division of Birds


SPECIAL NOTICE: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UMMZ/Herbarium has limited personnel available working onsite. No loan returns should be shipped without prior notification, and collection visits, loan requests, gifts, exchanges, etc. should be coordinated with the appropriate curatorial staff. Please expect delayed responses. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


The Bird Division houses extensive research and teaching collections comprising nearly 215,000 specimens that serve as a global resource for the study of birds. These collections are cosmopolitan in scope with regional strengths from the Indian subcontinent, Neotropics, and North America. Faculty and student research within the UMMZ Bird Division centers on using genomics, morphology, ecology, and behavior to examine the origin and evolution of avian diversity.

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