Meet the curator

Associate Professor of Biology
Curator of Birds and Mammals
Ph.D., Biology - Northern Illinois University

Vincent A. Heig
Ornithology Collection

The bird collection is maintained by Dr. Chris Yahnke with the assistance of student employees. It currently contains about 2,000 specimens mainly from the United States. These specimens have been prepared as study skins, bones, and mounts.

​Contact the Curator

Christopher Yahnke
Office: TNR 478
Phone: (715) 346-2455
Fax: (715) 346-3624

Collection Overview

Discover our outstanding displays and dioramas depicting animals in their native habitats.


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