Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930

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The expedition was organized by Lee H. Parish and his father Semmes W. Parish with Smithsonian staff member Watson Perrygo, with the intent to primarily collect birds and reptiles throughout Haiti and northern Cuba. When opportunity allowed they also collected mammals, fishes, mollusks and other groups. The voyage took place aboard the yacht, Esperanza. Participants included Mrs. S. W. Parish. The trip took place February 15 - May 24, 1930, and with stops at Gonave Island, Bay of Baraderes, Grande Cayemite Island, Bigie Bay, Navassa Island, Petite Gonave Island, and Ile a Vache.


Wetmore, Alexander "Birds collected in Cuba and Haiti by the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition of 1930" Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 81(2925): 1-40, 7 pls, 1932. Retrieved on November 26, 2012 from URI:

Date Range

1930 - 1930


  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Ornithology


  • Haiti
  • Cuba


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