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California State University, Long Beach
Biological Sciences

Bird Collection

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Collections Manager:
Suellen Jacob
(864) 985-4883

The bird collection has ~4,100 specimens preserved as study skins. Most specimens are Southern California birds, with a variety of non-local taxa represented by specimens from other United States regions, northwestern Mexico, zoos, and a few localities in continents and islands worldwide. A separately housed teaching collection is used for Vertebrate Zoology and Marine Biology classes.

Loan and Information Requests

Please contact the collections manager with any requests for specimen data, loans, or destructive sampling.

Educational Visits

University and local educational groups can schedule a visit to the teaching laboratory to learn about the diversity of species. Please contact the collections manager for more information.