Field Notes, Crossin, Delong, volume 52

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This volume includes field work of Richard Crossin and Robert Delong in the islands of the Pacific during 1966 to 1968. They are a mixture of typed and hand written materials. 1) Richard S. Crossin's journal covers January 24 - December 6, 1966. Crossin includes names of participants, and heads several sections with latitude and longitude area being observed with data about quantities, types of birds (with common names) observed. Includes Hull Island, Enderbury, Canton, Johnston Atoll, Phoenix [Rawaki], Howland, Hawaiian Islands. No tes are headed with location or type of bird. 2) covers Richard Crossin's species accounts of types of birds observed on land and at sea during July 1965- June 1966. The account covers land and sea observations. Sea locations are listed according to grid area with latitude and longitudes. Locations include observations of birds, their nests and eggs and include Laysan island, Lisianski, 3) Richard Crossin's field catalogs includes field number, date, scientific name, latitude and longitude (or island), sex, sometimes age or collector, and additional remarks. 4) Richard Crossin's journal form the Southern Island Cruise 17, during January to February 1968 in California and Mexican Islands. Entries are journal style, headed by date and cover daily work of participants, latitude and longitude positions for ocean observations, water conditions, types of observed birds. Locations include North Island, Coronado, and Manzanillo in Mexico. 5) is the journal and species accounts of Robert DeLong: from the Southern Island Cruise 10, November 1965. Includes hand drawn maps. Describes behaviors of birds, daily work, list of vegetation (with scientific name) seen which islands. Includes flock data. 6) is Robert DeLong's catalogues, personal collection #63-380, 1965-1966. Includes catalog number, type, sex, weight, length, Smithsonian field number, colors and other characteristics, sometimes date, and location description. Sometimes includes stomach contents. Details per item vary. Organized by general collecting location or collecting trip. Includes numerous locations including St. george Island, Alaska; Hawaiian Islands; Kure Atoll. 7) is Robert DeLong's journal and observations, Oahu to San Francisco via ship, April 1966. Consists of dated, journal style entries and printed tables for recording daily observation data for types of birds, and totals for flocks, speciesand sightings. 8) is Robert DeLong's journal from the Pribilof Islands, May-August 1966 that has daily observations, and details about daily work in journal style entries. 9) is Robert DeLong's journal and observations of at sea and Southern Islands, February-April, 1966. Includes dated, journal style entries as well as preprinted tables for recording observation details.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 24, 1966

End Date

Dec 06, 1966

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0794 to make an appointment.


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


  • Laysan Island
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • American Samoa
  • Howland Island
  • California
  • Rawaki
  • Enderbury Atoll
  • Johnston Island
  • Manzanillo
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Coronado Beach
  • Pribilof Islands


  • 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

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds


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