Southern Island Cruise 14, July-August 1966

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Abstract

This record refers to 3 field books created for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program Southern Island Cruise 14, in 1966. Envelope 1 contains a field book by David Pearson from his work on Howland Island. The field book includes bird banding and returns data (listing band numbers 773-21188 to 953-02500); and nest counts. Envelope 2 contains a field book by Ralph W. Schreiber from work conducted on Howland Island. The field book includes bird banding data (listing band numbers 737-39672 to 953-15000); nest counts; observations of Blue-faced booby nest changeover rituals; observations of Booby feeding habits; general notes about the island; a hand-drawn map of island survey conducted by Schreiber and L. N. Huber; and a hand-drawn map of Sooty tern nesting sites. Envelope 3 contains a field book by Walter Bulmer that includes brief observations of Lesser frigatebirds chasing Blue-faced boobies on Baker Island.

Date Range

1966

Start Date

Jul 12, 1966

End Date

Jul 19, 1966

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Topic

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

Place

  • Baker Island
  • United States
  • Howland Island

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 53 Folder 1