A list of the birds observed on Conanicut Island, Rhode Island

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


This field book contains a list of the birds Mearns observed or collected on Conanicut Island, Rhode Island. Incorporated into these notes are observations made by Dr. Joel Asaph Allen, and some notes are by Louis di Zerega Mearns. Birds are noted by species on separate cards. Notes remark on abundance / scarcity, the time of year seen, and quantity of each species. Collector numbers range from approximately 112-180. Notes were taken from approximately November 1899 to March 1902, although possibly as early as 1898.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 31, 1899

End Date

Feb 28, 1902

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Rhode Island
  • United States
  • Conanicut Island


  • 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 10 (SIA Box 17) Folder 2