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Notes Bendire transcribed from his field notes of eggs collected in Oregon, Washington Territory, and Montana from 14 April 1876 to 2 June 1878, 7 April 1881 to 18 July 1883, and 22 June to 6 July 1885. 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 Camp Harney (Grant County, Oregon), Fort Walla Walla (Washington Territory), Fort Klamath (Oregon), and Fort Custer (Montana).

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 14, 1876

End Date

Jul 06, 1885

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


  • Oregon
  • Grant
  • Montana
  • Fort Klamath
  • United States
  • Walla Walla
  • Washington Territory
  • Washington


  • 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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