Michigan Bird Notes, 1978

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The typed notebook documents L. Walkinshaw's observations of birds in Michigan, December 1977 - October 1978. Includes a list of Sandhill Crane observation trips in Michigan and Florida including location (state, county, town, geographic landmark), amount of time observed, times of day observed, and date; notes on Sandhill Cranes include date, location, and a combination of descriptions of weather, time of observations, description of flocks and individual birds, vegetation, nest (construction, measurements), eggs (quantity, appearance, weight, measurements), parents (behavior) and followup observations; a variety of birds' nests with type, date, parent, egg, chick and nest data; list of bird band data on Kirtland's Warblers with number, sex, nest, territory, region, date; and notes on Kirtland's Warbler observations. Locations include Texas, Idaho, and counties in Michigan of Jackson, Crawford, and Oscoda.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 30, 1978

End Date

Sep 30, 1978

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  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Birds
  • Cranes (Birds)
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Texas
  • Crawford
  • Jackson
  • Idaho
  • Michigan
  • Oscoda


  • 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 6 Folder 8