Leonhard Stejneger Field Books from the Division of Birds

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This collection contains 2 field books by Leonhard Stejneger, originally maintained by the Division of Birds. These field books contain dated entries detailing hunting, collecting, and observation of birds, including physical descriptions and other relevant data. Field books are organized by species, and localities may include but may not be limited to Hawaii, Japan, the Faeroe Islands, and Bering Island in the Russian Commander Islands group. One of the books is in Norwegian and the dates for the collection range from 1871-1883. Some sketches are also included.

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  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Birds


  • United States
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Japan
  • Hawaii
  • Komandorskije ostrova
  • Ostrov Beringa
  • Russia


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-475


2 field books

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds