Notes and experiments on birds

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This field book by Alexander Wetmore consists of notes and descriptions of experiments on birds, as well as specimen lists of birds, fish, amphibians, and insects. Also included are miscellaneous notes on chemistry, poisons, and diseases, as well as illustrations. Dated entries range from 1914-1919 and may include numbers of specimens and limited notes. Experiments are numbered 1-134. Localities include but are not limited to locations within the United States such as Utah and Maryland.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 14, 1914

End Date

Jul 19, 1919

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.


  • Chemistry
  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Entomology
  • Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Maryland
  • Utah


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-331

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Field Books, 1894-1975, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 68