Oklahoma Bird Specimen Records

Note: Oklahoma Bird Specimen Records is currently offline for modernization. It will return as an integrated component of the Oklahoma Biodiversity Information System. You may still request data from the database through our online request form or by contacting our data manager.


Oklahoma Bird Specimen Records is a database of on bird specimens collected in Oklahoma and housed at various museums in the state and around the world. The database does not include records currently in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

Museum records in this data base include those from Cameron University (CC), University of Central Oklahoma (CSU), East Central State University (EC), Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NW), Oklahoma State University (OSU), Oklahoma Panhandle State University (PS), Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE), Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SW), the University of Oklahoma Biological Station, and the University of Tulsa (TU). Gary Schnell and Scott Wood from the Survey gathered records from these collections between 1979 and 1981. The database also includes specimens originally deposited in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History that were given to or exchanged with other collections throughout the world. (Please see the contact information for these collections). The latest records in the database are from 1981.

The Oklahoma Biological Survey/Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory cannot warranty the accuracy or utility of the data. These data may require a certain level of biological expertise for proper analysis, interpretation and application. Our staff is available to advise you on the technical aspects of these data.