Michigan Birds, 1986 (1 of 2)

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This is the first of 2 folders of field books documenting L. Walkinshaw's observations of birds in Michigan, during 1986. Includes a list of bird observations when first seen during the season, containing number, species, number seen, county, township, section, and date. Nest observations contain nest number and descriptions of location (county, town, property owner, sometimes street information), nests (environment, vegetation, measurements), eggs (measurements, weight, appearance), parents (appearance, behavior), and sometimes follow up observations. Additionally field notes contain maps and observations of Sandhill Crane nesting sites; a submitted article on the overview of observations of Sandhill Crane nests; and sketches of bird eggs. The locations in Michigan include but not limited to counties of Livingston, Ingham, Jackson, Roscommon, Calhoun, Shiawassee, Newaygo, Cheboygan, and Chippewa.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Cranes (Birds)
  • Ornithology


  • Cheboygan
  • Ingham
  • Calhoun
  • United States
  • Shiawassee
  • Livingston
  • Roscommon
  • Chippewa
  • Newaygo
  • Jackson
  • Michigan


  • 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 14