UAZ Bird Collection
The University of Arizona's Bird Collection containing over 18,000 cataloged specimens is the largest bird collection in the state. The Museum maintains a traditional study skin collection as well as a wing and tail, skeletal, and nest and egg collection. Originally begun in 1884 by Arizona resident Herbert Brown, the bird collection has seen periodic growth over time due to the efforts of some of the nation's best ornithologists. The Bird Collection remains dedicated to preserving the treasures of the region, while also promoting education and awareness to the public.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 17,704 records.
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Geographic coverage for the collection is wide, with specimen representation from seven continents, most of the earths oceans and seas, and over 50 countries. The collection's major strength, however, is in its regional composition, with Arizona garnering 11,125 (62%) of its holdings.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
These specimens represent 1,456 species, from 707 genera, 137 families, and 29 orders.