Southern Island Cruise 15, September-October 1966

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This record refers to 3 field books created for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program Southern Island Cruise 15, in 1966 on Phoenix Island (Rawaki). Envelope 1 contains a field book by R. S. Heiden that includes nest count; bird banding and returns data; and a blood catalog that lists catalog number (1-191), species, sex, age, color phase, nesting status, and band number (587-81655 to 777-54301). Envelope 2 contains a field book by L. N. Huber that includes nest counts; and bird banding data (listing band numbers 514-78055 to 853-05139). Envelope 3 contains a field book by Frank Smith that includes bird banding data; nest counts; description of Lesser frigatebird colony; and a hand-drawn map of Lesser frigatebird colony.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 10, 1966

End Date

Oct 10, 1966

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


  • Rawaki
  • Kiribati


  • 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 55 Folder 4