Michigan Bird Records, 1979

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Abstract

The 2 typed notebooks documents L. Walkinshaw's observations of birds in Michigan, 1979. Includes a variety of content and formats. There is some duplication of observation data between the two notebooks. The first notebook (spiral bound) contains with a list of birds (when first seen for the year) in Michigan, listing species, quantity, location, date first seen and last seen; detailed descriptions of bird nests; a list of destinations of bird trips; and additional tables of bird counts and sightings across upper peninsula and southern Michigan. The second notebook contains bird counts; observations from Sandhill Crane study trips with location, amount of time observing, distance walked, and date; tables of bird observation data; journal style entries on bird nest observations; bird banding data lists with a combination of data. Some are organized by date, listing type, band number, and other unidentified data; others includes sex, age, hour, weight, band number, and measurements. Locations are throughout upper peninsula and southern Michigan.

Date Range

1979

Start Date

1979

End Date

1979

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Cranes (Birds) } lcsh
  • Birds
  • Birds--Counting
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Upper peninsula
  • United States
  • Michigan

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 93-079

Collection name

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

Physical Description

2 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6 Folder 10