Birds Collection

About this collection

The bird collection of the Hebrew University was founded by Prof. Israel Aharoni (1882 – 1946), who was one of the first researchers of the Hebrew University and who was actively involved in bird collection throughout the Middle East during the first half of the 20th century. The collection is uniquely consisting rare bird species of the Middle East, including species that were extinct from the area and sub-species that were globally extinct. The collection harbors about 2,000 specimens that were collected primarily during two periods: 1) the beginning of the 20th century, and 2) the end of the 1960’s and the start of the 1970’s. We will be happy to host researchers interested in studying the collection’s specimens.

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