Field Notebooks - Gulls, 1952-1953 (1 of 3)

ID: SIA Acc. 01-096

Creator: Moynihan, M.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1952-1953

Citation: Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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This is 1 of 3 folders documenting M. Moynihan's observations of Gulls, 1952-1953. No location is indicated. Entries are dated and appearance behavior and calls of individuals, pairs, and groups. Information includes time of day, weather, sex, interactions of gulls and other birds, behaviors during flight, court-ships, chasing, and aggression. Notebook 1 covers March 10-14, notebook 2 March 14-16, notebook March 17-18, notebook 4 March 19-20, notebook 5 March 20-21, notebook 6 May 6-7, and notebook May 7 - June 15. Includes illustrations of birds in motion relating to text.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 10, 1952

End Date

Jun 15, 1952

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Physical Description

7 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 Folder 14