Register of specimens collected in the Yukon, 1861 - 1962

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List of birds and nests Kennicott observed at Lesser Slave Lake and Fort Liard with notes on nest materials, incubation for eggs, abundance and other descriptions. This list is followed by a register of specimens collected at Fort Yukon, 10 July 1861 to February 1862. Collector numbers 1484 to 1860 are included. Kennicott records notes on eggs, scientific name when known, locality, date, sex, occasionally preservation method, and other details of collecting. What look like measurements are also included.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 10, 1861

End Date

Jan 31, 1862

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


  • Canada
  • Lesser Slave Lake
  • Fort Liard
  • United States
  • Fort Yukon
  • Alaska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-309

Collection name

Robert Kennicott Field Notes, 1859-1866, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

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


Box 13