Field notes, February - August 1913 : bird observations made on trips in Washington, D. C., Maryland, and Virginia

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Field Notes, February - August 1913

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1913

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

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Wetmore records observations of birds in the Washington D.C. area in 1913. Notes are written in a notebook supplied by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Observation are made mostly during the summer, and include sites around the USDA grounds, Woodridge, Virginia side of the Aqueduct Bridge [site of Francis Scott Key Bridge], Georgetown, Chesapeake Beach, Bladensburg, Four-Mile Run, and West Union, West Virginia. There is one entry on March 29th in Lawrence, Kansas. Entries consist of journal style entries, occasionally bird counts. Most of the notebook is blank.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 28, 1913

End Date

Aug 16, 1913

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Birds--Counting
  • Ornithology


  • District of Columbia
  • West Virginia
  • United States
  • Bladensburg
  • Woodridge
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Georgetown
  • Four Mile Run


  • 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 135 Folder 2