Notes from the Rio Grande and Buluan Rivers, May 17 - May 29, 1904

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This field book contains Mearns daily notes regarding his travels and field research on birds from 17 to 29 May 1904. No collectors numbers are included. Localities in which birds were observed and collected include Rio Grande (also known as Mindanao River), Tubay River, Lake Liguasan, and Buluan (Lake and River). Some bird notes include measurements. Brief notes on sightings of other specimens such as fish, monkeys, bats, and crocodiles, are also included. Also included are itineraries, sketch of water lily, and a list of soldiers killed at Simpitan by Datto Ali's army, May 25, 1904.

Date Range


Start Date

May 17, 1904

End Date

May 29, 1904

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


  • Mindanao
  • Tubay River
  • Philippines
  • Lubungan River
  • Buluan
  • Buluan, Lake


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

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 13