Index to specimens of birds to March 1884

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This notebook contains a list of bird species Mearns collected until March 1884. Corresponding collector numbers are listed after the name of each species. Birds were possibly collected in Arizona. Also included in this volume are notes on the food of Birds of Prey. Notes are not listed in chronological or geographic order. Notes were taken in the following localities during the following years: Highland Falls, NY in 1878 and 1880; Long Island, NY in 1880; East River, New York City in 1879; Fort Verde, AZ in 1885 and 1886; and the San Francisco and Mogollon Mountains (possibly referring to Mogollon Rim), AZ in 1887.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • New York
  • San Francisco Mountain
  • Camp Verde
  • United States
  • Long Island
  • Highland Falls
  • East River
  • Arizona


  • 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 6 (SIA Box 13) Folder 8