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Notes Bendire transcribed from his field notes of eggs collected in Idaho and Arizona from 5 April 1871 to 25 April 1872 and Oregon from 13 April to 6 July 1875. May contain some information also covered in volumes 1 and 2 of "Field notes, 1872". Includes common or scientific name of the bird, often a description of the nest (sometimes very detailed), sometimes the host tree, sometimes quantities of eggs, measurements, fraction of freshness or live embryo in egg, and set numbers. Example of set number format: 432 = 475. Localities include but are not limited to Fort Lapwai (Idaho Territory), Camp on Rillito Creek (present site of Camp Lowell, Arizona), Tucson to Rillito Creek (Arizona), and Camp Harney (Grant County, Oregon).

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 05, 1871

End Date

Jul 06, 1875

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
  • Oregon
  • Grant
  • Fort Lowell (historical)
  • United States
  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Lapwai


  • 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


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