Southern island cruise 16, 1966

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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected on Southern Island Cruise (SIC) 16 on the Pacific Ocean from 21 November to 7 December 1966 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Field numbers span from 6794 to 6856. Locations include Howland Is, Baker Is, Swain's Is [Swains Island], Phoenix Is [Rawaki], and Enderbury Is. [Enderbury Atoll]. Fields have no headings but appear to include field number, species, sex, location, date, weight, fat condition, gonads, remarks, unknown [type of preparation?], and recorder name and number. Species include Sterna fuscata [Onychoprion fuscatus], Arenaria interpres, Anous spp., and others. Remarks include notes on molt, feathers, soft part colors, brood patch, etc. Recorders include R. W. Tuxson, Heiden, L. N. Huber, and others.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 21, 1966

End Date

Dec 07, 1966

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Baker Island
  • Enderbury Atoll
  • Swains Island
  • United States
  • American Samoa
  • Howland Island
  • Rawaki
  • Kiribati


  • 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 201 Folder 2