Find out about the Museum's collections of Natural History Birds
These collections include approximately 20,000 specimens. Most of our birds are preserved as study skins. A full catalogue has been completed, with all specimens of skins, mounted skins and skeletons in a spreadsheet.
The Complete Guide to Ireland’s Birds, Eric Dempsey and Michael Gill, 2002, Gill and Macmillan, London
The Life of Birds, David Attenborough, 1998, BBC Books, London
Ireland’s Lost Birds, Gordon D’Arcy, 1999, Four Courts Press, Dublin
A List of the Birds of Ireland, Robert Ruttledge, 1980, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin