Field notes, itineraries, bird specimens, and mammals collected from the southern Philippine islands, Palmas Island, Celebes and Basilan Expeditions, and Zamboanga, January 3-February 11, 1906

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This field book contains itineraries, camp lists, specimen lists, and diary entries, pertaining to Mearns's collecting activities in the Philippines between 3 January and 11 February 1906. One itinerary provides the details of a trip to the southern Philippine Islands, 3-10 January 1906. Specimen lists include “Birds collected on Palmas Islands, Celebes and Basilan expeditions”, collector number 13887-13947, and “Mammals collected on Palmas Islands, Celebes”, collector numbers 6019-6036. Localities include but are not limited to Palmas Island (currently Palau Miangas in Indonesia), Zamboanga, Isabella [sic], and Camps 1-9. A list of camps is provided after the last journal entry. Some local names of birds are provided.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 03, 1906

End Date

Feb 11, 1906

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Basilan
  • Miangas, Pulau
  • Philippines
  • Isabela
  • Zamboanga
  • Indonesia


  • 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 18