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Journal recording ornithological observations and collections made by Howell from 12 May 1892 to 16 May 1901 mostly in Long Island and other areas of New York. Observation notes include detailed descriptions of migration, bird songs, and other details. Notes on weather, sometimes with temperatures, are also included. New York localities include Parkville, Lake Grove, and Woodhaven in Long Island; Brooklyn; and Manhattan. Other localities include various areas in Virginia (such as Mount Vernon and Four Mile Run) and Washington, D. C. (such as Rock Creek Park).

Date Range


Start Date

May 12, 1892

End Date

May 16, 1901

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


  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Long Island
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Virginia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

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