The Bird Collections contain study skins from Norway and abroad, eggs, skeletons and bones, sperm cells fixed in formalin, and whole bird specimens fixed in ethanol. The museum also has a large collection of bird DNA and tissue samples organized in NHMO DNA Bank. The scientific bird collections are primarily used for research purposes, though some objects are also displayed in the museum’s exhibitions.
Study skins of Puffins (Fratercula arctica) in the Bird Collection.
Search the collection: Visit the Collection Explorer to search for objects in The Bird Collection.
Scientific curator: Professor Jan. T. Lifjeld