AVECOL is an email bulletin board devoted to topics of interest to curators and collection managers of bird collections. Its primary purpose is to improve communication among those interested in research specimens of birds. AVECOL is open only to those who are curators or collections managers of zoological collections or those who collect research specimens of birds. AVECOL messages are not posted on any internet websites. As of January 2009, 203 people were subscribed to AVECOL.