POBSP Field Notes, M.C. Thompson, Volume 75

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Volume 75 are the journals of M.C. Thompson completed for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1965-1967. Includes a mixture of typed and hand written copies of journals. 1) is the journal of Max C. Thompson for Pribilof, Alaska, June 14 - October 21, 1965. Entries are dated and headed with location. Entries describe travel and daily work, terrain and vegetation of islands, birds, nests and eggs as well as other wildlife observed, weather, wind speed and temperature, blood samples, bird banding. Include species overviews listing locations and dates seen. Includes catalog organized by location and date with number, bird type, weight, sex, measurements and varying other amounts of information Locations include the islands of St. George, Otter Island, and Adak. 2) is the journal from Southern Island Cruise [SIC] #12, April 12 - 1966. Entry format and content are similar to those described above. Includes species accounts. Locations includes islands of Howland, Enderbury, Phoenix [Rawaki], Hull, and McKean. 3) is the journal and species accounts for Pribilof Islands, Alaska, June 2 - September 6, 1966. Same types as details found in other entries described for previous cruise to Alaska. Locations additionally include St Paul Island. 4) is a journal covering Southern Island Cruise, March 10 - April 1967. Entries similar to previous journals. include sketched maps. Includes species accounts. Locations include islands of Palmyra, Fanning [Tabuaeran], Starbuck, and Jarvis.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 14, 1965

End Date

Mar 31, 1967

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


  • Starbuck
  • United States
  • Adak Island
  • Jarvis Island
  • Howland Island
  • Rawaki
  • Tabuaeran
  • Enderbury Atoll
  • Palmyra Atoll
  • Alaska
  • Otter Island
  • Saint George Island
  • Pribilof Islands
  • McKean Atoll; McKean 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 75