Ornithological notes, June 14, 1889 to May 7, 1892

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Continuation of "Bird notes, May 28, 1888, to 31 June 1889, #2". Daily, narrative notes on birds and eggs Howell observed or collected from 14 June 1889 to 7 May 1892. Detailed descriptions often including colors, distinguishing marks, song information, weather information, notes on abundance (often using words like common, frequent, sev., and one or two), and other information, are interspersed with long lists of birds. Localities include but are not limited to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; Brooklyn, New York; Cutts Island, ME; and Lake Grove (and other localities in Long Island, NY).

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 14, 1889

End Date

May 07, 1892

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
  • Ornithology


  • Cutts Island
  • New York
  • United States
  • Maine
  • Long Island
  • Stroudsburg
  • Brooklyn
  • Pennsylvania


  • 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


Box 12