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With over 700 specimens representing 425 species, the department’s bird collection includes skins, mounted specimens, nests, and eggs from all across North America as well as South and Central Americas. These specimens represent 22 taxonomic orders including water birds, waterfowl, birds of prey, grouse, parrots, doves/pigeons, cuckoos, hummingbirds and swifts, trogons, woodpeckers, and many taxa within songbirds. They have been collected by several notable ornithologists including Charles Aiken, William Brewster, Fred Bartleson, and our own professor emeritus James Enderson between the years of 1860 and 1950.