Ornithology (Birds) Collection

Collections | Updated 2 years ago

Limited Collection access November 2015 to April 2016.

Due to building works and a major relocation project during 2015-2016, there will be limited access to the Ornithology Collection from November 2015 to April 2016. Please be advised that we may not be able to accommodate requests for loans or visitation during this period. If possible, please arrange work outside this time. Further updates regarding collection closure will be posted in due course. Thank you for your patience.


The Museum's Ornithology Collection contains eggs, nests, skeletons, taxidermy, alcohol preserved birds and also tissue used for genetic analysis. The bird specimens are sourced from all over Western Australia as well as Christmas Island and Indonesia. This collection also contains a reference collection of specimens from around Australia and the world.

Collection data from this collection is available online through the Atlas of Living Australia: http://collections.ala.org.au/public/show/co121

Number of items
37000