Bird notes, Jan 19, 1887 to May 26, 1888, #1

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Creator

Howell, Arthur H. (Arthur Holmes) 1872-1940

Abstract

Daily, narrative field notes of mostly birds and some mammals Howell observed from 19 January 1887 to 31 May 1888 in New York. Several miscellaneous note sections are also included. Birds are referred to by common name. Howell notes bird songs (sometimes with transcription), bird activities, if it was common, and weather descriptions. Notes on eggs and nests are also included. Localities include Brooklyn, NY. Notes end in May 1888 and are followed by several tables. One records the following: name (common name), time of nesting (date), authority, and locality (including Massachusetts; Long Island, NY; New Jersey, and many other localities). Another table records "migrants and summer residents" with common name and time of arrival listed. A table called "seen by me" lists birds seen in 1888-1890. Notes on distinguishing marks on birds and notes entitled "concerning the study of ornithology" are included. Following these tables and miscellaneous notes, the daily entries continue.

Date Range

1887-1890

Start Date

Jan 19, 1887

End Date

1890

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.

Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Long Island

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-303

Collection name

Arthur Holmes Howell Field Notes, 1884-1937, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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

Sublocation

Box 12