Field notebook, southwest Africa, 1929-1931

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This is a field notebook by Margaret O. Sordahl detailing her field work with birds in the southwest African area now known as Namibia from 1929-1931. Dated entries consist of journal-style accounts of hunting, observing, and collecting birds. Field numbers are present with entries, and range from 1-48. Information provided includes sex and specific locality, as well as additional observations of the specimen, surrounding terrain, and collection conditions. Altitudes are often included.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 25, 1929

End Date

Nov 02, 1931

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.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-474

Collection name

Margaret Sordahl Field Book from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 30