Field Notes, POBSP, Shelton, Volume 68

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Volume 68 is the journal and species accounts of Phillip C. Shelton completed for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, in Johnston Atoll, January 24 - September 6, 1969. This is a copy of a handwritten journal. Dated entries describe daily work; behaviors of individual and colonies of birds, nest and eggs, by type; bird banding; other wildlife on island (seals,cats, dogs); island vegetation; account of monk seal giving birth on beach; weather; and references to band numbers. Descriptions are often listed under headings. Includes maps with notes. Species accounts are organized by type of bird and date of observation.

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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


  • Johnston Atoll
  • Sand Island


  • 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 volume

Physical Location

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


Volume 68