Current & Upcoming WFVZ Events

12th ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE!! - OCTOBER 25TH! from 10:00 to 4:00pm - FREE for members, $3.00 per person or $5.00 per family. 

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Public Tour: Friday, October 31st, from 3-4 p.m.  Call in advance   -- group size limited to 20 people (805-388-9944).  $5 per adult; FREE for kids ages 5 and under and WFVZ Members!


Spring Open House:      WAS May 3rd 2014!  Check out our Facebook Page!

 11th Annual Fall Open House was a great success! Check out the photos on Facebook!!


See René Corado's visit to University of the Valley, Guatemala

Check our 9th Annual Open House! Video   

Now on Facebook!   See video of the WFVZ's collections, and pictures of our trip to Costa Rica and where we work in Guatemala! 

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Check the museum video on youtube!


National Science Foundation Grant Recipient



New and now available, 'Birds' Nests of the World', by Mamoru Suzuki.  Edited by René Corado and Linnea Hall.

Review by Ian Paulsen

Also, this is our book on the eggs and nests of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, by WFVZ Executive Director Dr. Linnea Hall and Collections Manager René Corado, with photos by Rosamond Purcell Egg and Nest See our Gift Store page for information on both books! 


Read reviews of the book:  10,000 Birds, Audubon, The New York Times, American Scientist

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In 2003 the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology started its first membership program and we had a great response (see Charter Members page)!  Members’ contributions and positive energy help keep our materials available to researchers all over the world, and our doors open to educators and students in our local communities. They also help support our field research in Guatemala and projects in the Collections. 

If you would like to join the WFVZ, please send us your Membership Application (PDF) or contact us.

As a member of the WFVZ, you not only get the satisfaction of supporting the largest collection of bird egg and nest materials in the world and the projects that the Foundation conducts, but also get the following “perks”: 
  • Periodic newsletters highlighting recent and upcoming events at the Foundation, as well as new scientific acquisitions, projects, and findings. 
  • An invitation to our Annual Open House event, held every fall, with demonstrations of study skin and egg preparation techniques, and a chance to view materials of the egg, nest, and skin collections at your leisure.
  • The opportunity to participate in ornithology, oology & nidology, specimen preparation, and other classes, at discounted rates.
  • The opportunity to purchase collector’s edition bird and natural history books from our bookstore, and gifts from our giftstore, at discounted rates.
  • Free Public Tours for you and your family, and for contributors at the “Brown Pelican” level or above, a free Private Tour of the Foundation.

LaughingOUR 2010-2013 MEMBERSSmile

Thomas E. Caestecker
Eunice & Douglas Goodan
Don and Cele Hall
Betty Harrison
Heather Medvitz

Dr. Bertin W. Anderson
Linnea Hall
Dennis Cabral
Carolyn Greene
Kathleen Killelea
Chrystal & Don Klabunde 
Beverlee McGrath 
Gwyn & David Siversten

Dixie & Bill Anderson
Dr. Ron Barnes
Edward & Susie Beall
Dennis L. Cabral
Russ and Linda Charvonia
Thomas & Victoria Cloonan
Arla Crane 
Don Cunningham
Alicia & Ken Flesch
Mary Lynn Josephson
Dr. Michael Kelly
Peter Knapp
William & Carol Langford
David & Gwyn Sivertsen
Mike Snowden
BROWN PELICANS ($100-$249) 
James and Anna Beakley
Lance Benner
Mary Lou Brown
Ron Brown
Margaret Buxkemper   
Coleen Cory
Michael Craven
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Johanna Dawes
Jeff Davis
Richard A. Erickson 
Gary Evans
Martha Fahnoe
Jon C. Fisher
Jaclyn Frisbie
Tom Gallardo, Gallardo & Assoc.
Jack Gillooly
Murray Goldstein
Eunice & Douglas Goodan  
Sharon Hall
E. A. Hankins III, M.D.
Jean & Bill Hulberg
Johan Ingles 
Dr. Gretchen  H. Jacobson
Eric V. & Christine R. Johnson 
Larry Johnson in Memory of Will Carlson
Susan Kaveggia
Dexter Kelly and Elizabeth Rinnander
Gerrett Kimball
Peter Knapp
Karl & Trudy Letsch

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Colleen Newkirk
Kristie N. Nelson
Bruce Orr 
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David and Jeannette Powles
Rosamond and Dennis Purcell 
Arlen Ring 
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Walter Sakai 
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Don & Cheryl Williamson
Erika Wilson
Jackie and James Worden

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Tracy Brown
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Linda Cohenour
Charles Collins
Bill and Marsha Conroy
Lavonne Eden
Patricia & Richard Farris
Adele Fergusson
Kathryn & Robert Field
Marian Fleming
Jean Galang
Jack Gillooly
Stephanie Gislason, In Memory of Ryan Cathers
Bridget Greuel
Robb and  Anita Hamilton
Deonia Hernandez
Jim Jennings
John & Joan Keesey
Judith Laurentowski
Janine and Brian Mansell and Mattson
Sylvia Marcin
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Bruce Palmer
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Judy Rothman
Lawrence Sansone
Clifford and Julie Shackelford
Joseph Skorupa
William Shilley
David and Valerie Sones
Jean and Ryan Stoutenborough
Nancy Steiner Varosky
Catherine and Robert Waters
Jean Stoutenborough
Jeanne Wade
Thelma Williams  
Doug Doug and Bea Abe
Kari Aist
Mike Antos
Janet Bardin
Peter Bloom
Jennifer Boone
Bonnie Bowen
Linda and Dave Bratz
Elizabeth Buchanan
Arron Budgor
Vincent and Deborah Burns
Luke Butler
Julien and Sharon Caestecker Jr.
Carol Camerano
Harry Carter
Michele Chaussy
Donald & Margery Coler
Eddie Corado
Rene Corado
Arla Crane
Honorable Stanley Daily
Leslie and Jonathan Davidson
Elena Davix
Frank DeMartino
Robert Dickson 
Jonathan Dunn
Linda Dye
Helen, Jim, Aimee and Fay Dziadulewicz
Linda Easter
Robert Evans
Oliver and Azul Fausto
Kitty & Jan Frallic
Linda Frazier
Piera & Barbara Fumagalli
Dana Gardner
Lori Griffin
Ynez Haase
Gwendolynn Hall
Alicia Hall
Janet Hamber
Norwood and Betty Hazard
Tom and Jo Heindel
Debra Herring
Kathleen Jonokuchi
Conny and Deven Kammeriches-Berke
Susie Kasielke
Marvin Kwit
Christine Lagenfeld
Chuck & Helen Loffland
Guy McCaskie
Linda & Lionel Melancon
Bud and Sandi Moody
Joseph Morlan
Ron & Analyn Neal
Sam & Deanna Nese
Joyce & Claude Nichols
Ruth & John Nicoloff
Gerry & Joan Olsen
Jeep Pagel
John Pavelko

Cat Peterson
Denise Powell
Olivia Rajhel
Nash Rashini
Kathleen Rhodes
Thomas & Barbara Roland
Karen Rusch
Daniel & Susan Rydberg
Jean Saris
Stephanie Sayre
Victoria Schlegel
Ken Schneider
Alan & Jean Scott
Linda Shapiro
Elaine Sichel
Dan Singer
Mike Sos
Victoria Spassova
David Torfeh
Barbara Turner
Jo Ann Van Reenan
Mary Vanderlaan
Marie and David Vester
Chris Vestuto
Don & Jacky Wallace
Marie Weed
David Weeshoff
Steven Wexler
Eleanor Wilson