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Bird Gallery

This gallery is closed for renovation. Don't miss the re-opening in June 2016!

Ornithologists, budding birders and artists will delight in the Canadian Museum of Nature Bird Gallery. It's an indoor birdwatching adventure!

Imagine a tranquil, bright and airy setting in which you can see the detail and delicate beauty of these winged wonders up close.

Through multimedia experiences, interactive displays and an impressive collection of 500 specimens, you'll discover most of the bird species found in Canada—from the Ruby-throated Hummingbird to the Great Horned Owl and the rare King Rail.

Here's your opportunity to be a researcher and collect your own data, improve your bird identification skills, match a bird to its song and even learn to imitate our feathered friends.

Don't forget to check out the kids' area, where children can learn about protecting and taking care of injured birds.

Birds of a feather stick together... so come and discover some of Canada's wild birds!

Locations Depicted

Three dioramas offer three-dimensional, realistic re-creations of wildlife habitats, and each represents a location somewhere in Canada—a place where one could go and stand and see virtually the same scene.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, White-tailed Ptarmigan, American Pipit


Athabasca glacier, Columbia Ice Fields, Jasper National Park

Broad-winged Hawk


Hawk Cliff, Lake Erie

Greater Sage-Grouse


Consul Lake

More about the Gallery

A polar bear (Ursus maritimus).

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Show the World You Have a Wild Side

Membership allows you to explore Canada's natural history as often as you wish. Spend extra time at the museum—not extra money.