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Blizzard at Independence Pass, Colorado (A. Johnson)

Salvage something

Window kills and roadkills often prove to be valuable specimens. Indeed, the only New Mexico record of a Sharp-tailed Sparrow is a salvaged specimen received via wildlife rehabilitators. Full instructions on salvaging specimens and a data form are on our Collections Page


Learn to prepare scientific specimens or help out with research projects or curation of the collection. Contact Andy Johnson or Chris Witt to make arrangements.

Donate to MSB Birds through the UNM foundation

We have established an endowment fund at the UNM foundation, but as a precondition we commited to raise at least $15,000 over the next two years to get it started. Can you help us reach our goal? Proceeds from the MSB Birds endowment will fund things like student research projects, field work, and collections improvement. Your tax-deductible donation will help insure the future of integrative ornithology in New Mexico.


1) Write a check to "UNM FOUNDATION" with "BIRD DIVISION" in the memo line.
Mail to: MSB Bird Division
Attn: Chris Witt
MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

2) Give online by Credit Card at the UNM Foundation website
In the box that says,"If you wish to support additional UNM schools, colleges, or programs, please choose from the lists below:" Choose 'UNM Museum of Southwestern Biology-Bird Division'from the dropdown menu (it's alphabetized under 'S').