ASU Ornithology Collection

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Ornithology Collection

The Ornithology Collection (ASUORC) at the ASU Natural History Collections contains approximately 2,000 specimens representing more than 300 species, with global coverage and a geographic concentration in the southwestern United States, northwestern Mexico, and the Neotropics. Please direct inquiries regarding collection access and specimen use to the Collections Manager, Dr. Dakota Rowsey, at drowsey@asu, or the Curator, Dr. Jay Taylor, at

Digital specimen records in this collection are accessible via the Consortium of Small Vertebrate Collections portal.

Access the ASUORC On-Line Holdings @ CSVColl


Meet the collections staff:
Jay Taylor, Associate Curator of
Dakota Rowsey, Vertebrate Collections Manager -


Visit our Collection

Street Address: 734 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, or by appointment


Mailing address:

Arizona State University Natural History Collections
734 W Alameda Dr.
Suite 158
Tempe, AZ 85282-4108