Sand Island/Johnston Atoll, 1964-1969, part 3

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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected on islands of Johnston Atoll from January 1967 to September 1969 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Most specimens were collected on Sand Island; a few were collected on Johnston Island. Fields for 1967 records include species, date, field no., measurements, weight, fat, location, age, sex, gonads, remarks, band number, and date banded. Collectors include D. Burckhalter and W. Bulmer. Fields for 1968 records include species, field no, date, [remarks], and USNM #. Fields for 1969 records include species, field no., date, loc., how taken, wt (gm), measurements, sex, gonads, molt, band no, date band, a/s, disp of spec, and remarks. Collections were by Philip C. Shelton. Field numbers are continuous across all three years and span from 26203 to 26431. USNM #, where provided, are in the range of 544390 and 544692. Bird species include Sterna fuscata [Onychoprion fuscatus], Fregata minor, and others. Several specimens are noted as "guy wire strikes" or GWS. The folder also includes a loose sheet, "Shipment of specimens, sent 6 November, 1967," a table that lists sack #, catalogue #, specimen, and locality. A related item, Unidentified location, body parts, 1966-1969, Unidentified location, body parts, 1966-1969, in Box 201 Folder 7 of this same series (SIA RU000245), appears to be a catalog of the same specimens recorded in the 1969 section in this volume (field numbers 26394 to 26431).

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1967

End Date

Sep 03, 1969

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Johnston Atoll


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 199 Folder 8