Field Notes, POBSP, Kleen, Kridler, volume 61

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Volume 61 includes multiple journals by multiple creators (Eugene Kriedler, staff of U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Vernon Kleen) completed for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1965-1969. Journals are a mix of typed and hand written copies. Because of the profusion of islands visited, only larger ones are listed. 1) is the journal of Vernon Kleen documenting Wake Islands, March 1-13, 1968. Entries are dated; some are organized by events in a numbered sequence. Describes Sooty Tern populations, effect of rat and feral cat populations on bird colonies, bird banding, specimen collecting (rodent and bird), local efforts to control rodent population, observations of shore and pelagic bird (adult, chick, nests and eggs); and regurgitation samples. Locations include Wilkes and Peale Islands. Includes maps of with notes of bird colony locations. 2) is Kleen's journal from work on Sand and Johnston island, May 10 - November 18, 1968. Entries are dated, and describe work with staff, weather, and daily activities (sometimes indicating time of day completed). As entries progress they are more commonly organized and headed by type of bird observed. These include a range of details and behaviors of individuals, groups, adults, chicks, eggs, and nests of shore and pelagic birds and bird banding. In observations sometimes refers to a bird by band number. Includes tables of location of birds, nests, quantity,and eggs. 3) is the Kleen's journal from work in Kure, Midway, French Frigate Shoals, and Main Hawaiian Islands, December 10, 1968 - June 7, 1969. As in the journal above, dated entries are organized type of bird observed. He also will sometimes list weather conditions. Observation details are similar to Kleen's other journals including bird counts, distributions across islands, and details of individual and group characteristics as well as that of adults, chicks, and nests. Sometimes includes times of day. Includes observations and counts of other wildlife. There is use of preprinted sheets for observation notes. 4) is the journal of Eugene Kriedler for work completed in the Leeward Hawaiian Islands, March 11-23, 1965. Journal states the objectives of research in the Hawaii Islands National Wildlife Refuge, participating staff and their affiliations and roles, aboard the USCG Tender Blackhawk, camp locations (reference to same camp location as Tanager Expedition), observations of terrain, vegetation, and variety of details of bird populations including population estimates and characteristics of individual birds, some include times of day seen. Entries are broken up with subheadings of types of birds. Locations include Nihoa, Necker, Sand Island. 5) is the journal of Kriedler for work on the Leeward Hawaiian Islands, September 10 - October 4,1967. Begins with listing of participating staff, their roles and affiliations, aboard USGC Buttonwood. Dated entries detail locations visited and observations (including tables of data of bird populations and distances). Revisited several islands in last journal. Includes seal census listed per island ,(islands across the Pacific) with breakdowns by age, Includes French Frigate Shoals, and Whale-skate island. Note: Eugene Kriedler's name is spelled with several variations in this volume: Kridler and Kreidler.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 11, 1965

End Date

Jun 07, 1969

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
  • Birds--Counting
  • Ornithology


  • French Frigate Shoals
  • Nihoa
  • United States
  • Sand Island
  • Hawaii
  • Leeward Islands
  • Wilkes Island
  • Wake Island
  • Johnston Island
  • Kure Atoll
  • Peale Island
  • Midway Islands
  • Hawaiian Islands


  • 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

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Volume 61