Research Facilities

Cowan Vertebrate Museum

The Cowan Vertebrate Museum has over 17,000 mammal specimens, 15,200 birds, 6650 bird eggs, and 1400 amphibians and reptiles. All specimens are catalogued on a computerized database. Major geographical representation is for western Canada, particularly British Columbia. Specimens date back to the early 1900's; important historical accessions include the K. Racey collection of birds and mammals, the H.R. Macmillan ornithological collection, and the zoological collections of W.S. Maguire and J. Wynne.
Last updated 28 April 2006