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Collection Information

The Department of Ornithology has a combined collection in excess of one million specimens. The majority of our holdings are in the form of skins (flat and round), supplemented by skeletons, fluid-preserved, egg shells and tissue samples. 

The collections may be accessed in person or via a loan. For access to any of our collections please contact our Collections Manager, Paul Sweet, by email or at 212-769-5780. Questions about our database should be addressed to our Data Manager, Tom Trombone, by email or at 212-313-7783.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

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except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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