Field Notebooks - Gulls, 1952-1953 (3 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 3 of 3 folders documenting M. Moynihan's observations of gulls, 1952-1953. Entries are dated, and pages were numbered per entry. Observations cover the behavior, interactions, appearance, and calls of individuals, pairs, and groups of gulls, some specifying little gulls. Entries detail time of day, sex, behaviors in flight, aggression, and presence of other birds. Includes sketches of birds in reference to the text. Notebook 1 covers April 15 - 19; notebook 2 April 26 - May 2, 1952; and notebook 3 April 29 - 30, 1952.

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Apr 15, 1952

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Physical Description

3 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 Folder 16