Bailey, V. O., Carlsbad, New Mexico, April 1924 - May 1924


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Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942


The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Carlsbad, New Mexico, April 29 - May 13, 1924. The entries are dated and describe travel details (mode of travel, destinations, distances, campsites), observations of prairie dogs and other mammals and birds, habitat, remains of tribal settlements, caverns (with observations bats and guano), vegetation, terrain, interactions and work with local inhabitants and colleagues, and list of birds observed. Locations are identified by geological landmark.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 29, 1924

End Date

May 13, 1924

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Mammalogy
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Carlsbad
  • New Mexico


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-443

Collection name

Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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