Eggs collected on the San Francisco Mountain trip

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This item contains three and a half pages of notes on eggs Mearns collected on his San Francisco Mountain trip, 20 May to 20 June 1887. Specimens were collected 24 May to 13 June 1887. Localities where eggs were collected include "Stoneman's Lake", "Mogollon Mountains" (possibly referring to Mogollon Rim in Arizona), Mormon Lake, Beaver Creek (6 miles NW of Fort Verde), Summit Divide, and the western base and other parts of the San Francisco Mountains. Specimens include eggs from Fulica americana, Urnbitinga anthracina, Regulus calendula, Scolecophagus cyanocephalus, Xanthoeephalus xanthoeephalus, cCanocitta stelleri macrolopha, Myctale acadica, Callipepla gambeli, Vireo gilvas sevansoni, and Junico dorsalis (many).

Date Range


Start Date

May 24, 1887

End Date

Jun 13, 1887

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Stoneman Lake
  • San Francisco Mountain
  • Beaver Creek
  • United States
  • 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 7 (SIA Box 14) Folder 8