Arizona State University Ornithology Collection (ASU-ASUORC)

The Ornithology Collection at the ASU Natural History Collections contains approximately 2,000 specimens representing more than 300 species, with a geographic concentration in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. To date, approximately half of the collection has been digitized and is accessible in the portal. Please note: when searching our collection, all catalog numbers follow the format ASUORC######.

Collection Manager: Dakota Rowsey,, (480)727-5870 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-5925-0579)
Associate Curator: Jay Taylor,
Specimen Loan and Collection Use Request Form:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 87196e60-6000-4e05-989f-c2a90b78f9f9
Digital Metadata: EML File
Arizona State University (Rowsey D.)
734 W Alameda Drive
Tempe, Arizona   85282
(480) 727-5870
Collection Statistics
  • 1,471 specimen records
  • 140 (10%) georeferenced
  • 1,305 (89%) identified to species
  • 78 families
  • 281 genera
  • 454 species
  • 470 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics