Field notes, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Mexico, Taiwan, India, 1972-1973

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This item consists of two field journals and species accounts by Joe T. Marshall, detailing his field work with birds (and some mammals). The first journal dates from January 7 - December 10, 1972, while the second dates from March 3 - December 26, 1973. Dated journal entries from both detail accounts of observing and collecting animals in such areas as Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Mexico, and India. Information included are times, altitudes, weather conditions, terrain and forest descriptions, and bird lists with species. The journal pages of the first are numbered 1-37, while the second is numbered 1-51. Following each journal are species accounts, generally organized by species and containing dates and specific localities, as well as accounts of different occasions of observing and collecting animals. There are a number of animal sketches, as well as sketched maps.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 07, 1972

End Date

Dec 26, 1973

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
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology
  • Gibbons


  • Sri Lanka
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • Mexico
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • India


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-576

Collection name

Joe T. Marshall Field Notes, 1932-2001, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 58