The Ornithology Department at the Florida Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s leading bird research units, with significant collections of birds, eggs, skeletons, skins, sound recordings, and publications.

These collections are vital to our mission of training students and conducting research on bird biology in Florida and around the world. We currently are involved in more than 15 research projects in Florida, Arizona, Mexico, and many islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific.

Support Ornithology Collections and Research

Bird species and their native habitats are disappearing at an alarming rate. Crucial information about their biology is needed now in order to preserve species that are in danger of extinction or in decline. The Ornithology Department’s research provides this key knowledge, allowing scientists and policy makers to better target and protect threatened species and the environments in which they live.

Donate to the Ornithology Department and help scientists broaden our understanding of birds and their habitats.

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Questions? Please call 352-273-1969, or emailĀ

Donation Levels

Eastern Bluebird
Snowy Egret
Roseate Spoonbill
Bald Eagle
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

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Florida Museum of Natural History
Powell Hall – Box 112710
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710