Bird's nests, 1875 - 1878

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The field catalog documents Jonathan Dwight's collection of birds' nests, 1875 - 1878. Lists are headed with year. Includes specimen numbers 1- 370, kind of bird, notes on eggs found in nest, date, when first egg laid, young hatched, and remarks. Also includes a list of nest locations specifying habitat, vegetation, landmarks and distances (8th pear tree of 3rd row on NW side of our orchard), type of bird, and dates about eggs laid. Locations include names of landowners. Part of the notebook is blank. Locations are likely around Dwight's home in New Jersey or Massachusetts.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


United States


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 95-044

Collection name

Jonathan Dwight Notebooks and Catalogues, c. 1875-1886

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 7