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Ornithology (Bird) Collection


The Ornithology Collection at Georgia Southern University contains 172 bird skins, representing 108 species, 36 families, and 15 orders. The primary purpose of the collection is to support teaching needs in the Department of Biology, although the collection is available to researchers and includes many specimens of historical interest. Noteworthy holdings include 17 specimens prepared by Dr. George Sutton during the time he was painting the plates for Burleigh’s Birds of Georgia and 13 specimens from the California collection of Dr. Sturgis McKeever, emeritus professor of biology at Georgia Southern.

Last updated: 6/28/2013

JAMES H. OLIVER, JR., INSTITUTE FOR COASTAL PLAIN SCIENCES