Notes on birds of Prudence Island, Rhode Island, by Louis Mearns, August 1901

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Notes on birds seen or collected at Narragansett Bay, Prudence Island, Rhode Island, by Louis Mearns and his father (Edgar), during an 11 hour trip on 30 August 1901. Each species seen or collected is written on a separate note card with notes on quantities, where found (e.g. "in underbrush"), behavior or activities of bird (e.g. "flying overhead"; "looking for prey"), and occasionally sex of birds.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 30, 1901

End Date

Aug 30, 1901

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Rhode Island
  • Narragansett Bay
  • United States
  • Prudence 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 20 (SIA Box 27) Folder 10