Gallery of Birds | Level 2

  • Walk around and under more than 100 specimens.
  • Eggs, nests, feathers, and footprints help us learn about bird characterisics.
  • Learn about flightless birds, like the Cassowary.
  • Learn how their different shapes help birds live in their environment.
  • Walk around and under more than 100 specimens.

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


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


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


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

Photo of Sebastian Kvist

Associate Curator of Invertebrates

Chris Darling

Senior Curator of Entomology

Authored by: Noman Siddiqui