Field journal, Panama, 1955-1956, South Dakota, 1955


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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978


This item consists of a field journal detailing Alexander Wetmore's field work on birds, from 1954-1956. Dated entries consist of accounts of hunting and collecting specimens, as well as behavioral observations, travel details, and daily activity. Information on mammals is also present, and some entries contain bird lists. Localities include but are not limited to Panama and South Dakota. Other official or related documents are also present such as passports, tickets, and permits. Some material is in Spanish.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 27, 1954

End Date

Mar 10, 1956

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.


  • Mammalogy
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Panama
  • United States
  • South Dakota


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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 78