Data for itinerary, January 19 - January 24, 1906

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Three page itinerary documenting Mearns's travels from Zamboanga to Palmas Island, 75 miles east of southern Mindanao, from 19 to 24 January 1906. Includes a geographic description of Palmas Island (currently Pulau Miangas in Indonesia), and a description of the coasts of Mindanao and adjacent islands. Also included are the following natural history notes: birds collected at Palmas (quantities but no collector numbers) and bats observed at Palmas; notes on observations of birds, mammals, lizard, plants, and fresh water, terrestrial, and marine shells on top of the highest peak of Balut Island.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 19, 1906

End Date

Jan 24, 1906

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


  • Miangas, Pulau
  • Philippines
  • Balut Island
  • Jolo Island
  • Sibutu Island
  • Indonesia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Itineraries
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007083

Collection name

Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds


Box 14 (SIA Box 21) Folder 30