Wake Island, 1965, 1968

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This record refers to 3 field books created during work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey in 1965 and 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book by an unknown author that includes a brief list of numbers (34-68) and notations indicating chick age and sex. Envelope 2 contains a field book by Ralph W. Schreiber that includes a list of dead Sooty terns; bird counts; population calculations and estimates; banding data (listing band numbers 587-84435 to 993-01849; observations of bird behaviors; and a hand-drawn map of bird colonies. Envelope 3 contains a field book by Vernon M. Kleen that includes hand-drawn maps of bird colonies with counts; and banding and returns data (listing band numbers 743-30069 to 993-01847).

Date Range

1965, 1968

Start Date


End Date

Mar 14, 1968

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  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Birds--Counting
  • Ornithology


  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Wake Island


  • 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

3 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 43 Folder 9