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Creator

McKay, C. L.

Abstract

Field catalog of birds collected by C. L. McKay from 6 June 1881 to 3 April 1882 in Alaska. Specimens are numbered 1-115. A second section of the book lists which of these also include eggs. Descriptions include scientific name of bird, color, quantity collected, date collected, sex, marks, sometimes measurements, other remarks, and locality. Egg descriptions include level of freshness, nest information, and other remarks. Localities include Nushagak, Aleknagik lake, Bear Creek, Ugashik, Egushik [possibly Igushik], Mulchatna River, Point Constantine, and others. Index is included in the back.

Date Range

1881-1882

Start Date

Jun 06, 1881

End Date

Apr 03, 1882

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
  • Mulchatna
  • Alaska
  • Nushagak
  • Aleknagik lake

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-316

Collection name

C. L. McKay Field Book, 1881-1882, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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

Sublocation

Box 15