Bird Collections
Inspecting The Bird Collection

The Department of Biological Sciences houses a diverse research and teaching collection of avian specimens from Manitoba and around the world. The collection contains more than 2400 specimens, comprised of 160 genera and 350 species. The collection is actively used in Biology of Birds (BIOL 4216) and is accessible to UM researchers and those abroad. Please contact curator Kevin Fraser for further details.

Curator: Kevin Fraser:
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Important Dates

December 10 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period

December 22 – January 2: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Adam Bewick: “Understanding epigenetics through the lens of molecular evolution” — Wednesday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m., 201 Biological Sciences Bldg..

General seminar: Edward Jenkins, M.Sc. Defense: “Seabird dietary niche dynamics during breeding in coastal Newfoundland” — Tuesday, December 18 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Saeedeh Bani, PhD Proposal: “"The development and maintenance of migratory timing programs in a songbird"” — Tuesday, December 18 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.