Colombia 1951

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This diary contains notes on Carriker's collecting trip to Colombia to collect birds and possibly other types of specimens from 12 December 1950 to 18 October 1951 possibly for the United States National Museum. Carriker begins recording notes at towards the end of the journal (at the entry for 12 December 1951, which is crossed out to read "12 December 1950"), then loops back to the beginning of the journal. 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 Punto Muchimbo, Nuqui, Rio Nuqui, Medellin, Urrao, and La Ilusión.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 12, 1950

End Date

Oct 18, 1951

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Urrao
  • Colombia
  • La Ilusión
  • Nuquí, Río
  • Medellin
  • Nuqui


  • 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 5