Field notes, January 1907 - February 1910 : bird observations and collection data recorded at Stockton, California, January - February, 1907; Arizona Territory, February - July 1907; Lawrence, Kansas, July 1907 - May 1908; Canandaigna Lake, New York, July - August 1908; Rockport, Canada, August 1908; and Colorado, April 1909 - February 1910

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Field Notes, May 1908 - August 1909

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1908-1909

Citation: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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Alexander Wetmore records observations and bird specimens collected in Kansas, New York, Canada, and Colorado, 1908-1909. Specimen numbers include 3635 - 4313. Entries are chronological and pages are numbered. Specimen details covered are: bird name, collector, description, location, size (measurements), and sex. The first 25 pages list of specimens from various sources and numerous locations (some international). Some include specimens collected by H.W. Wright (Pasadena, California) with another set of specimen numbers.|Wetmore collected around Canandaigua Lake, New York (July 9 - August 31). Notes for this trip start with an explanation of the travels in the area and his impressions. He describes the terrain, weather, and observed birds in detail, though no specimens are listed. He frequents Whiskey Point. Includes a loose insert bird list from Canandaigua Lake, New York. He was in Rockport, Ontario, Canada (August 15 - 22). This section includes a description of the town, terrain surrounding, with some discussion of the geology of the area. Discusses in detail the birds he observed, though no specimens are noted. He includes observations for New York State on September 1. April 11 - August 22, Wetmore collected in the area around Golden, Colorado. Includes descriptions of specimens and detailed observations of the day's outings, some near Hazeltine and Cattle Rock. There are several mentions of collecting with Bob Rockwell, and Harry Taylor, and Sloyd Russel. Some specimens come from E. Carter and Mr. Hersey. |Along left-hand side of entries in back (even pages 284-298) includes alphabetical index with page numbers.

Date Range


Start Date

May 09, 1908

End Date

Aug 22, 1908

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Canada
  • New York
  • Whiskey Point
  • United States
  • Colorado
  • Lawrence
  • Rockport
  • Canandaigua Lake
  • Kansas
  • Ontario
  • Golden
  • Hazeltine


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 notebook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 134 Folder 3