Science of Birds – Ornithology

Banding Marbled Godwit

Ornithology is the science of birds and has many practitioners with advanced degrees, several universities that offer related degrees, and many organizations and journals that serve to disseminate the information in the field. There are very few universities that offer degrees in ornithology, though. See Careers in Ornithology for detailed information on training and jobs. There are many ornithologists working in the public and private sector, in the field, in museums, and in the lab. If you want to find out more about what professional ornithologists do, some resources are listed below. Send your request to do my research proposal  and get a well-written proposal for your research paper or dissertation on ornithology topics.

Ornithological Journals and Journals of Interest to Ornithologists

     Ornithological Research, a journal

Research in Ornithology

Literature and Bibliographies and General Resources
Also see the Ornithological Web Library for a comprehensive list.
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Current Ornithology contents
International Ornithological Congress
Ornithological Bibliographies
Ornithological Collection Catalogs
ORA : Searchable Ornithological Research Archive

Museums (bird collections)
See BirdNet for extensive list of Museums and Ornithological Collections.

Am. Mus. of Natural History Ornithology Dept.
British Museum of Natural History
Chicago Field Museum
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Florida Museum of Natural History
Mich. Museum of Zoology-Bird Division
Museum of Vert. Zool., Berkeley
National Museums of Kenya-Ornithology
National Museum of Natural History/Smithsonian
Pierce Brodkorb Ornithology Collection West. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
University of Michigan

Weisbaden Museum
A List of Museums that Feature Bird Exhibits


North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory, England. birds research center
North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory, England


There are a number of facilities whose focus is the study of birds.

Research Programs and Observatories
Ornithology Research Links

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