Southern Island Cruise 6, October-December 1964

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Creator

  • Merrill, Richard W.
  • Sibley, Fred C.
  • Hackman, C. Douglas

Abstract

This record refers to 3 field books created for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program Southern Island Cruise #6, in 1964. Envelope 1 contains a field book by Richard W. Merrill from his work on Sydney Island, Phoenix Island, and Christmas Island. The field book includes bird counts; bird and landscape observations; banding data with sex, age, and whether roosting or alone; and supply lists. Envelope 2 contains a field book by Fred C. Sibly from activities conducted on Sydney Island, Phoenix Island, and Christmas Island. It includes bird counts; nest counts; banding data; plant list; and hand-drawn maps of bird colonies and burrows. Envelope 3 contains a field book by C. D. Hackman with data collected on Phoenix [Rawak] Island. It includes banding data and nest counts.

Date Range

1964

Start Date

Oct 24, 1964

End Date

Nov 25, 1964

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.

Topic

  • Bird banding
  • Birds--Counting
  • Plants
  • Birds
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Ornithology
  • Botany

Place

  • Kiribati
  • Kiritimati
  • Rawaki
  • Manra

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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

Sublocation

Box 45 Folder 2