Field notes, 1872, volume 2

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Second 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 9 June to 14 September 1872. Set numbers for eggs range from 38 to 713. Localities in which eggs were collected and nests observed include but are not limited to "Rillito Creek" (probably Rillito River), "Santa Cruz Creek" (probably Santa Cruz River), Santa Rita, and Sonorita Creek 12 miles from Camp Crittenden.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 09, 1872

End Date

Sep 14, 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
  • Santa Rita
  • West Branch Santa Cruz River
  • Fort Crittenden (historical)
  • 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