HSU Vertebrate Museum Birds Collection

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The Bird Collection at the HSU Vertebrate Museum contains 545 specimens, used primarily in teaching. The major collection of birds at HSU is housed in the Department of Wildlife. The Wildlife Museum contains an outstanding collection of over 8,000 bird skins, mounts, and skeletal material, with an additional 3,400 bird egg sets and nests.

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Humboldt State University Vertebrate Museum Birds Collection


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1937bcf8-1006-4dfd-baf8-a16de64b321e.  Humboldt State University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen


John Reiss
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Humboldt State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Vertebrate Museum
1 Harpst Street
95521 Arcata
Thor Holmes
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager
Humboldt State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Vertebrate Museum
1 Harpst Street
95521 Arcata
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

This collection is especially strong in specimens from the Pacific Northwest.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Aves

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