Birds egg collection


Collection: Zoology

Catalogue Numbers:  1-21-505 to 1-21-566

Class: Aves
Quantity: 62
Location: various Manitoba locations
Specimen Nature: Egg (bird)


Product Description

This historic collection of bird eggs was collected by a young boy who accompanied his grandfather on adventuresome ‘collection trips’ in the late 1930’s to the early 1940’s in areas around Winnipeg. At this time, egg collecting was considered a popular activity by both researchers and amateur naturalists, and it was still legal to do so. Today, migratory birds, their nests and eggs are strictly protected, making their collection illegal. This makes the donation of these types of collections to the Manitoba Museum invaluable for their potential for future research purposes.

$250 adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Opportunity to share personal story or description of what the specimen means to you
  • Tax receipt for $250
  • Invitation to Museum event