Explore the seabird specimens in the Hintze Hall display.
About the display
The large-scale cabinets on the first-floor balcony of Hintze Hall showcase nature's diversity in four spectacular displays.
The Procellariiformes are an order of more than 125 seabird species including albatrosses, shearwaters and petrels.
With their extraordinary wingspan, albatrosses are adapted to soaring high over the waves, while the petrel species have shorter wings designed to flutter along or dive below the surface. Despite these differences, they all spend most of their life out at sea, occasionally landing to breed on remote cliffs and islands.
To reduce the risk of seabird extinction, efforts are seeking to eradicate rats from breeding islands and introduce safer fishing methods.
Check out the other displays in this series:
Explore more birds from the Museum's collection in the Birds gallery.