The Worcester Society of Natural History d.b.a. EcoTarium was founded in 1825 as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History and is the second oldest natural history collecting organization in the United States. The EcoTarium’s collection contains approximately 55,000 pieces. The scope of the EcoTarium’s collection is wide ranging including taxa from herpetology to entomology with concentrations in New England, but also containing specimens from around the world. The majority pieces in the collection were collected between 1870 and 1940. The majority of the Museum’s ornithology collection is comprised of specimens from the Thayer Ornithological Collection accessioned in 1967. The Thayer Ornithological Collection was collected by renowned ornithologist John Eliot Thayer for his personal Museum in Lancaster, Massachusetts from roughly 1880 until his death in 1933. The collection had a world geographic focus and contains males, females, and juveniles of most species represented as well as many endangered and extinct specimens. The Thayer specimens held at the Museum are all mounts, study skins from this same collection are held at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.
此資源出現紀錄的資料已發佈為達爾文核心集檔案（DwC-A），其以一或多組資料表構成分享生物多樣性資料的標準格式。 核心資料表包含 1,804 筆紀錄。
亦存在 1 筆延伸集的資料表。延伸集中的紀錄補充核心集中紀錄的額外資訊。 每個延伸集資料表中資料筆數顯示如下。
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此資源已向GBIF註冊，並指定以下之GBIF UUID: 4da5c45a-54be-4de3-bf51-9d1bbe1f43b6。 Worcester Society of Natural History d.b.a. EcoTarium 發佈此資源，並經由U.S. Geological Survey同意向GBIF註冊成為資料發佈者。
Records of basic physical and label data of specimens.
|計畫名稱||EcoTarium Ornithology Collection Digitization Inventory|
|經費來源||Increasing Inventorying Capacity at the EcoTarium and Other Institutions with Small Natural History Collections: The Volunteer-Based Inventorying Protocol (VBI Protocol). Award MA-30-15-0344-15. (2015-2017)|