Field notebooks, 1973-1975 : 1-29-74 to 5-30-74

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Abstract

This field book contains field notes on birds taken from 29 January to 30 May 1974. Notes contain lists of various birds spotted in Virginia. Most of the birds listed were observed at Eike's home on 6207 Newman Road, Fairfax or in the surrounding area. Birds observed at Burke Lake and Virginia Beach are also included. Other locations may be included. Notes occasionally include weather and temperature information, quantity, time spotted, and the sex of the birds. Symbol codes on the verso of the cover are as follows: triangle -- bird seen in triangle from rocking chair; upside-down T -- hanging feeder; "T" -- standing feeder; "(s)" -- singing (female); "(c)"-- calling (male); "*" -- first seen in the this season; check mark -- subsequent (used mostly for rare appearance); "*" with circle around it -- any record of bird of prey after first record; "y" -- young.

Date Range

1974

Start Date

Jan 29, 1974

End Date

May 30, 1974

Access Information

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Topic

  • Bird watching
  • Animals
  • Bird watchers
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • Burke Lake County Park
  • Virginia
  • Fairfax

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007342

Collection name

James W. Eike papers, 1927, 1950-1983

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 9 Envelope 4