Bird Egg Collection


This search allows you to explore Field Museum's Bird Division egg and nest collections.  With more than 500,000 data-rich specimens, our worldwide collections receive heavy use by US and international visitors and borrowers.  

We encourage you to contact us if you need additional information or want to request a loan of specimens.

If you are interested in learning more about eggs, check out The Book of Eggs.  This 2014 Univeristy of Chicago Press book written by Dr. Mark Hauber of City College, New York and editted by Associate Curator John Bates and Field Associate Barbara Becker includes text about and photos of the eggs of 600 bird species from around the world.  The photos were taken by museum photographer John Weinstein.