Oahu Offshore Islands-Manana, 1966-1968

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This item consists of the unbound field notes of J. H. Fitch, F. C. Thompson, Frank Smith, D. I. Hoff, and R. W. Tuxson from their work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Manana Island in May 1967. The field notes of J. H. Fitch contain a detailed list of contents with page numbers. Included are several hand-drawn maps of Manana Island, that indicate bird distribution in N.E. Cone, vegetation in N.E. Cone, and contour of N.E. Cone. Also included are Wedge-tailed shearwater nest descriptions; several pages of species accounts; general notes; and lists of bands issued and bands used (band numbers 625-31309 to 645-19286). The field notes of F. C. Thompson include hand-drawn maps and field notes. The field notes of Frank Smith include a hand-drawn map of the main crater on Manana Island; field note entries; chick and egg counts; a molt data table; and bird banding data. Also included are burrow description tables that include burrow number, size, contents, and vegetation type. D. I. Hoff's field notes indicate the teaming and areas covered by personnel on Manana Island. Also included are several hand-drawn maps that indicate bird colonies, vegetation, and topography. Tables of Sooty tern densities include colony, sample, flotation criteria, and other notations. R. W. Tuxson's field notes include a hand-drawn map of nesting areas on the north-side slope of Manana Island. Also included are narrative observations and bird and egg estimates from the survey. A list of banding data includes band numbers 615-07455 to 645-18406.

Date Range


Start Date

May 04, 1967

End Date

May 16, 1967

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  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Manana Island
  • United States
  • Hawaii


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 37 Folder 5 Envelope 2