BCI bat project, field notes BCI 18 Feb - 18 Mar 1975

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The notes describe field work of C. O. Handley in for the BCI bat project in Panama, February 18 - March 18, 1975. There are notes about boat schedule and collecting locations on the mainland, names and descriptions of staff. These are followed by entries, headed with date and location / route. Entries describe work is to initiate a long-term study of bat populations in BCI. Entries describe travel details (time of day, destination, mode of transportation), daily activities, weather, collecting methods, specimens collected (sometimes lists with code (possibly corresponding to tagging or "tattoo"), type, sex, and age), mammals and birds seen with notes on abundance / rarity, descriptions of work completed by colleagues. There are entries with various types of lists and tables of information about bats collected and related time of day and collecting site, sometimes with collecting site number. There are sketches of equipment and maps of collecting sites. Locations include Barro Colorado Island.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 18, 1975

End Date

Mar 18, 1975

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
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Ornithology


  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches
  • 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