Welcome to the
MSB Bird Division
The Museum of Southwestern Biology's Division of Birds maintains
an extensive research collection of western North American birds.
Most of the Division's holdings are from the American Southwest.
However, the Division also has representatives of a large percentage
of the families of the birds of the world. It also contains historic
specimens of threatened, endangered and extinct species of North
The Division of Birds is open by appointment only during regular
business hours. Visitors must call or e-mail the Collection Manager
(Andy Johnson) in advance (505-277-1359) or email ajohnson 'at'
unm.edu to arrange a date and time for using the collection.
Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Junin, Peru (photo C. Witt)
publications by MSB personnel.
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