Explore Bird Hall to discover the many shapes, sizes, colors, and characteristics of birds. Bird Hall features more than 300 taxidermy mounts and study skins of birds that range from tiny hummingbirds to massive Golden eagles. Compare the variations of owls or examine the elaborate feathery plume of a superb Lyrebird up close.
Bird Hall has an array of birds collected over two centuries that illustrate many topics: Endangered and Extinct Species, Flightless, Tropical Rainforests, Birds of Paradise, Sexual Dimorphism, Avian Reproduction, Aquatic Birds, Adaptations for Feeding, and Defining Species. The lower hallway mostly displays non-passerines (non-perching birds) found in Pennsylvania: ducks, raptors, herons, doves, shorebirds, gallinaceous birds (ground-feeding game birds), and more.
In its early years, Carnegie Museum often purchased birds from different areas of the world. One excellent collection came from Sir Walter …Read More »
The elf owl, found from the southwestern United States to central Mexico, is the world’s smallest owl. Examine this taxidermy specimen up …Read More »
When you stroll down Bird Hall at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, most of the birds you will see in the cases …Read More »
The keel-billed toucan is the national bird of Belize. This taxidermy mount is on display in Bird Hall. (photo by Hayley Pontia)Read More »