CHAS Oology Collection (Arctos)

Project name: Global Biodiversity Information Facility datasets

Dataset summary : The Chicago Academy of Sciences oology collection includes eggs and nests, including specimens of the extinct passenger pigeon and the first documented nesting of the Kittlitz’s murrelet, collected from Cape Prince of Wales (Alaska). All catalogued specimens are imaged, and images are available upon request. Many specimens are associated with collectors or Academy expeditions that have manuscript and /or audio-visual archival material, which can also be provided to researchers upon request. Notable collectors include William I. Lyon, Harold H. Bailey, H.L. Harllee, Francis S. Dayton, and John B. Hurley.