Field Notebooks - Gulls, 1952-1953 (2 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 2 of 3 folders documenting M. Moynihan's observations of gulls, 1952-1953. Pages are numbered per entry. Entries are dated, though don't always include year; and detail behavior, appearance, and calls of individual, pairs, and groups of gulls. Observations includes sex, time of day, copulation attempts, interactions with other birds, weather, observed aggression, flight, feeding, and panics. Loose notes include counts of unidentified sort, possibly relating to bird calls. Notebook 1 covers March 22-25; notebook 2 March 26-27; notebook 3 April 1 - 3; notebook 4 April 4-6; notebook 5 April 9-13; loose sheets May 1 - 8; notebook 6 May 11-14, 1952; loose notes from February and April 1952; and Loose notes for August 14. Includes sketches of birds, augmenting text. Locations are not stipulated.

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

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SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Physical Description

6 field books

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 Folder 15