The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, Camarillo

#10 of 15 in Things to do in Camarillo
Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation, is both a natural history collection specializing in eggs and nests of birds from around the world, and a research and education institution dedicated to bird conservation.
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  • Went here for a scientific lecture on bird DNA and walked around before and after to look at the bird exhibits - 100's of stuffed birds. Lecture was great, I learned a lot. I'm thinking of becoming....  more »
  • This is the most amazing science/museum attraction that you've never heard of. An enormous collection of bird skins and eggs, as well as much other natural history. World renowned researchers on...  more »
  • Amazing collection of eggs, nests and mounted birds, a portion of which are on display in a large and airy room. The collection includes more than 22,500 sets of eggs with data, 18,000 nests, and 56,000 bird study skins. The nest collection is the largest collection of its kind in the world, and the egg collection also is one of the largest collections in the world. A great guided tour with Rene Corado, who is the Collections Manager
  • Okay so, this is an incredible place for those who are interested in Bird Species. The staff is top-notch, knowledgeable and ready to serve. Able to answer all your questions. What a wonderful place for research, known world-wide, and right here in Camarillo. I HIGHLY recommend that you get on the list for a special tour, you will be blown away by the amount of work that has gone into this project. So impressive, I hardly know what to say. Sincerely, Lance Winslow, Online Think Tank

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