Teaching stick bird - A .pdf of teaching stick bird preparation
Bird dissection - by Dr. Dennis Paulson, Director Emeritus
Spotted Towhee videos by Dr. Gary Shugart, Collections Manager:
Chapin 1929 Bird Preparation - This is one of the first comprehensive instruction sets from 1929 and most preparation techniques employ some or all this this methodology.
University of Alaska Fairbanks - Kevin Winker performs preparation of a northern saw-whet owl. This video offers two different camera angles and is narrated by the University of Alaska Museum of the North Ornithology curator, Kevin Winker. Useful tips for pre-skinning measurements and the special attention necessary for keeping owl feathers clean during prep.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum, University of British Columbia:
Burke Museum, University of Washington:
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Bird Division - video series:
Natural History Museum of Utah - Narrated video of mammal skin and skeleton preparation, includes procedure for tissue sampling
California Academy of Sciences - time lapse video of skull preparation using dermestid beetle colony
University of Kansas Museum of Natural History - Excerpt from a 1962 publication detailing specimen labeling and mammal preparation
Museum of Zoology - University of Michigan's how-to guide for collection and preservation techniques for reptile and amphibian specimens
Entomology Research Museum - Insect preparation. Extremely detailed guide to collecting, euthanizing, relaxing, pinning, and labeling insects
National Museum of Natural History - More insects. A guide to collecting, euthanizing, relaxing, and pinning insects. Includes detailed lists of supplies for each step of collection/preservation.