Journal, 1962 (only Bocas [del Toro] segment)

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The journal documents the field work of Charles O. Handley, Jr., in Bocas del Toro, Panama, March 19 - April 1, 1962. Entries are dated and headed with location. Entries describe travel details, personal and professional activities, interactions, staffing, collecting methods (type, quantity), specimens collected (birds and mammals with notes on behavior, i.e. bird songs), surrounding vegetation and terrain, flora and fauna observed, and weather. There is a hand drawn map of Chiriqui lagoon. In some entries are detailed descriptions of specimen anatomy and related sketches. There are notes in the margins relating to subject matter in the entries. He references the presence of Alexander Wetmore in the area. Locations are in the Canal Zone and Bocas del Toro including Isla Escudo de Veraguas and Isla Bastimentos.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 19, 1962

End Date

Apr 01, 1962

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Panama
  • Bocas del Toro, Archipiélago de
  • Canal Zone


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448

Collection name

Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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