Colombia 1941

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This diary contains notes on Carriker's collecting trip to Colombia to collect birds, and possibly mammal and other types of specimens from 10 March to 3 July 1942 possibly for the United States National Museum. Carriker's notes are narrative and remark on the quantities of specimens collected, abundance or scarcity of specimens, sometimes temperatures, elevations, if a new species was collected or how many species were collected, and also notes regarding non-collecting daily activities and observations. Localities in which specimens were collected include but are not limited to Codazzi, Camp Perija, Casacará, and Eroca. Notes continued for several dates between 19 March and 8 June are included at the back of the journal (on a page marked Monday 17 November). A list of supplies and expenses is included in the back (memoranda section).

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 10, 1942

End Date

Jul 03, 1942

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Colombia
  • Casacará
  • Perijá, Serranía de
  • Eroca, Quebrada
  • Cesar


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007297

Collection name

Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr., Papers, 1901, 1907, 1909-1910, 1918, 1929-1965

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 Folder 4