Field notes, ornithology of Navajo Nation, Arizona, 1978-1979

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This item consists of two field journals and a species account by Joe T. Marshall, detailing his field work with birds of the Navajo Nation. The first journal dates from August 29 - September 28, 1978, while the second dates from May 26 - June 2, 1979. Dated journal entries from both detail accounts of observing and collecting animals in areas of the Navajo Nation within Arizona and New Mexico. Information included are times, altitudes, weather conditions, terrain and forest descriptions, and bird lists with species. The journal pages of the first are numbered 86-106, while the second is numbered 1-4. Following both journals is a combined species account, generally organized by species and containing dates and specific localities, as well as accounts of different occasions of observing and collecting animals. There are also animal sketches, as well as some sketched maps.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 29, 1978

End Date

Jun 02, 1979

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


  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona


  • 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 59