Michigan Birds, 1983

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The field notes document Walkinshaw's ornithological field work in Michigan, 1983. It begins with a list of first sighting of birds (includes a variety) for April - June. Data includes number, species, assigned number, county, township, section, and date. This is followed by Sandhill Crane observations April 30 - May 10, recording location, number of nests, hours, miles driven or walked, and date. Lastly it includes nest observations including date, location (county), description of nests (vegetation and environment), parents (behavior, position related to observer), eggs (measurements, weight, appearance), and outcome (detailing follow up observations). Counties in Michigan include Chippewa, Jackson, Ingham, Alger, Mackinac, and Calhoun.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 31, 1983

End Date

May 31, 1983

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Cranes (Birds)
  • Ornithology


  • Ingham
  • Calhoun
  • United States
  • Mackinac
  • Chippewa
  • Jackson
  • Michigan
  • Alger


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 93-079

Collection name

Walkinshaw, Lawrence H, Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers, c. 1916-1991

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 5 Folder 10