Field notes, 1872, volume 1

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First volume of field notes containing detailed descriptions of nests for various species of birds observed and eggs collected by Bendire and his colleague Mr. Spring in and near Tuscon, Arizona. This volume contains notes from from 16 March to 9 June 1872. Set numbers for eggs range is approximately 18 to 475. Descriptions of nests also include type of tree or plant the nest is in. "Rillito Creek" (probably Rillito River) is where much of the nests were found.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 16, 1872

End Date

Jun 09, 1872

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
  • Birds--Nests
  • Ornithology


  • Rillito River
  • United States
  • Tucson
  • Arizona


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-279

Collection name

Charles Bendire Field Books, circa 1865-1896, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 1