Field Notes, POBSP Stadel, Standen, Sundell, Volume 73

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Volume 73 are the journals Dennis Stadel, Robert Standen, and R. Sundell completed for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1964-1967. Includes a mixture of typed and hand written copies of journals. 1) are partial journals (pp. 566-790 and 852-866 (pp. 791 -851 were retained by Stadel)) and catalogs (pp. 86-97) of Dennis Stadel for East Pacific Cruise #3, February 6, - May 16, 1967. Dated entries detail daily work; observations of birds at sea and on land; nest and observations as well as counts; and wildlife observations (rats and cats). Bird observations are often headed by type of bird. Catalog lists number, location (latitude and longitude if at sea), type, United States National Museum [USNM] number, sex, band number, sometimes information about organs or presence of fat. Includes maps with notes and tables of nest and chick data, and tables of egg measurements. Locations include islands of Palmyra, Washington, Fanning, Jarvis, Christmas [Kiritimati], Malden, Samoa, Howland, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Laysan, Lisianski, and Moku Manu. 2) is the journal logs and catalogs of Robert Standen for the sea cruise to Phoenix [Rawaki] and Line Islands, September 22 - October 27, 1964. The journal entries are headed with date and location (sometimes departure and destination) and details the voyage on Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries' vessel Charles H. Gilbert. Includes daily work completed, with times of day; birds (individual and flocks or colonies; observed at sea and on land; islands and their terrain; marine life in coastal waters; interactions with local officials; and weather. Collection record includes type, sex, date, number, how preserved, method collected, where collected (latitude and longitude if appropriate), and note about parasites being collected and preserved. Includes preprinted observation sheet for counts by type of bird. Locations visited include islands previously mentioned including Kaula Island. When at sea, includes latitude and longitude. 3) is R. Standen's journal from the Kure and Midway Islands, January 22 - April 2, 1965. Entries are dated, and include location or departure and destination in heading. Entries describe participants, birds observed with details listed by type, breeding behavior, daily work, bird counts, microclimate study, data for mapmaking, rat collecting, specimen collecting and preparing, and ends with a detailed physical description of Green Island and Kure Atoll topography and size. 4) is the journal of Robert A. Sundell for Sand-Johnston, September 23 - December 13, 1963. Dated entries detail daily work with times of day, interactions with participants, observed birds, bird banding with some references to numbers, and reference to a coast guard inspection of islands.

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Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Birds--Counting
  • Ornithology


  • Laysan Island
  • Kiritimati
  • Sand Island
  • American Samoa
  • Howland Island
  • Rawaki
  • Tabuaeran
  • Kiribati
  • Pearl and Hermes Reef
  • Palmyra Atoll
  • Lisianski Island
  • Kure Atoll
  • Midway Islands
  • Malden


  • 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 73