The WFVZ is both a natural history collection specializing in eggs and nests of birds from around the world, and a research and education institution dedicated to bird conservation.

t's HUGE! The collections of the WFVZ are composed of more than 225,000 sets of bird eggs representing approximately 4,000 species, more than 20,000 nests, more than 56,000 bird study skins, and a library of over 7,000 books and monographs on birds and natural history. The library also houses more than 400 bird and natural history journal serials, and a large collection of the field notes of collectors and scientists.

The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ) is HUGE! The collection is composed of more than 225,000 sets of bird eggs representing approximately 4,000 species, more than 20,000 nests, more than 56,000 bird study skins, and a library of over 7,000 books and monographs on birds and natural history. The library also houses more than 400 bird and natural history journal serials, and a large collection of the field notes of collectors and scientists.

No, those aren't old at all.

No, those aren’t old at all.

Indoor Flyway

Indoor Flyway

Eggs? They've got eggs.

Eggs? They’ve got eggs.

Evolution

Evolution

Ed N. Harrison was a passionate natural historian. He was an active wildlife photographer, and an avid collector of bird skins, eggs, nests, and natural history books. In 1956, Ed established the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ).

Ed N. Harrison was a passionate natural historian. He was an active wildlife photographer, and an avid collector of bird skins, eggs, nests, and natural history books. In 1956, Ed established the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ).

Tres Snow Geese

Tres Snow Geese

Back in the Day

Back in the Day

Solo Snow Goose

Solo Snow Goose

Eagle Head

Eagle Head

Intro

Intro

Northern Shovelers

Northern Shovelers

DBP

DBP

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Eggucation

Eggucation

Sad Eyes

Sad Eyes

Hawkeye

Hawkeye

Skins

Skins

Horny Owl

Horny Owl

You looking at me?

You looking at me?

Hawkeye 2

Hawkeye 2

The materials are housed in a 22,000 square-foot building in Camarillo, California, and the Foundation is open to researchers and members of the public by appointment.

The materials are housed in a 22,000 square-foot building in Camarillo, California, and the Foundation is open to researchers and members of the public by appointment.

Thankgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

Decoy Alley

Decoy Alley

Made in America

Made in America