Field notes, volume 2, #325-#513

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This is volume 2 of a field book detailing bird, egg, and nest observation and collecting by S. F. Blake from 1907-1959. The notebook is generally organized by species, often with multiple dated entries under each species heading. Entries may include locality, sex, measurements, time of day, situation, and other general observations. Birds are usually observed but some specimens are collected, with collection numbers present. Localities include but are not limited to Texas, Maryland, Florida, California, and the District of Columbia. Species headings are numbered 325-513. There are some newspaper clippings present.

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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


  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Texas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Maryland


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Clippings (information artifacts)

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-572

Collection name

Sidney Fay Blake Field Books from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 41