Bird catalog, 1911-1920

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Catalog of birds Murie collected mostly in Minnesota, Oregon, and Canada but also in Washington, Texas, and North and South Dakota, recorded 11 January 1911 to 28 April 1920. Murie records collector number, sex, age, scientific name, date, locality, and remarks (sexual organs; stomach contents; weights). Collector numbers 1-2327 are included. Frequent localities include Forest Grove (OR), Moorehead (MN), and Candanian localities such as Ungava, Ontario, Hudson Bay, and others.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 11, 1911

End Date

Apr 28, 1920

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Oregon
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Texas
  • South Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Ontario
  • Hudson Bay
  • North Dakota
  • Washington


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-319

Collection name

Olaus Johan Murie Field Notes, 1911-1924, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 16