Gallery of Birds | Level 2

  • Walk around and under more than 100 specimens.
    Walk around and under the specimens, and discover the different types and characteristics of more than 100 birds.
  • Eggs, nests, feathers, and footprints help us learn about bird characterisics.
    What bird lays the largest egg? A comprehensive selection of eggs, feathers, footprints and nests are nestled in pull-out displays that beg closer examination.
  • Learn about flightless birds, like the Cassowary.
    All birds have wings, but can they all fly? Learn about ratites (flightless birds), such as the Cassowary (shown here), Emu, and Ostrich.
  • Learn how their different shapes help birds live in their environment.
    Learn how their different shapes help birds live in their environment. The Royal Albatross, shown here, has an incredible nine-foot wing span that helps it fly great distances over water.
  • Walk around and under more than 100 specimens.
    Walk around and under the specimens, and discover the different types and characteristics of more than 100 birds.

A great flock.

The world of birds awaits you in a light-filled gallery showcasing more than a hundred winged creatures, many presented in full flight. From the albatross with its nine foot wing-span to tiny songbirds, details come alive from all angles as you walk around and under the specimens.

Discover the incredible diversity of birds found in our world: from mighty sea birds and majestic ratites to exotic tropical birds and those found in our own back yard. Be carried away by one of the most comprehensive bird collections in Canada.

About the Gallery

What?

All the present day taxonomic orders found in birds are represented.

Where?

Over 100 birds from around the world are displayed, covering all the avian orders in the extant species today.

When?

Specimens displayed are from the 19th to 21st centuries, and provide an engaging snapshot of the wonder, beauty and diversity of birds today.

ROM Staff

Dave Ireland, Managing Director, Biodiversity

Managing Director, Centre of Discovery in Biodiversity

Burton Lim

Assistant Curator of Mammalogy

Authored by: Noman Siddiqui