Notes on Some of the Birds of Fort Klamath, Oregon, Collected by Lieutenant Willis Wittich, 21st Infantry, U.S.A., With Annotations and Additions by 'The Collector'

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This item includes a 12 page list of specimens collected by Lieutenant Willis Wittich, 21st Infantry, USA, with annotations and additions by the collector. This manuscript was compiled from notes and collections given to Mearns by Wittich while he was stationed at Fort Klamath, circa 1875. This item begins with a general description of the Klamath basin and birds there and is followed by a list of specimens, which includes measurements, date, scientific name, and age. This list is followed by "List of birds whose occurrence at Klamath is probably to be looked for, etc.". Examples of genera listed include but are not limited to turdus, agelaeus, and totanus.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Oregon
  • Fort Klamath
  • United States


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007083

Collection name

Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds


Box 2 (SIA Box 9) Folder 3