The UCLA Dickey Bird and Mammal Collection consists of over 70,000 skins and skeletons of birds and mammals from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and islands in the Pacific.  The collection was developed by Donald R. Dickey of Pasadena and his associates between 1910 and 1932.  Donated to UCLA in 1940 by his widow, Florence Van Vechten Dickey, it is one of world’s best collections of birds and mammals of the American Southwest and Central America.  Also encompassing a broad teaching collection of bird and mammal skins, skulls, and skeletons developed by Loye Miller, the UCLA Dickey serves the campus’s biological curricula and the research efforts of faculty, students and visiting researchers.

Curator: Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Collections Manager: Kathy Molina