UAZ Bird Collection

Occurrence dataset published by University of Arizona Museum of Natural History

  • 18,120

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Summary

Full Title

UAZ Bird Collection

Description

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.

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
George Bradley
Collection Manager
University of Arizona Museum of Natural History Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 85721 Tucson AZ United States +1 (520) 621-3187
Metadata author
George Bradley
Collection Manager
University of Arizona Museum of Natural History Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 85721 Tucson AZ United States +1 (520) 621-3187
Originator
George Bradley
Collection Manager
University of Arizona Museum of Natural History Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 85721 Tucson AZ United States +1 (520) 621-3187

doi:10.15468/qkitdr

Published by

University of Arizona Museum of Natural History

Publication Date

Oct 29, 2015

Registration Date

Jun 29, 2009

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Alternative Identifiers

  • UUID 96c383a8-f762-11e1-a439-00145e…

External Data

Metadata Documents

Geographic Coverage

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.

Other Contacts

Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Programmer
David Bloom
Coordinator
Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
VertNet +01 785 813-1496
Administrative contact
Alex Badyaev
Curator
University of Arizona Museum of Natural History Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 85721 Tucson AZ United States +1 (520) 621-4005

Taxonomic Coverage

These specimens represent 1,456 species, from 707 genera, 137 families, and 29 orders.

CLASS
Aves