Field notes, Nevada and California, October 17, 1890- January 7, 1891

ID: SIA RU007267

Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1890-1891

Citation: Vernon Bailey Papers, 1889-1941 and undated, field notes and journals, 1889-1941

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Creator

Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Abstract

This field book contains dated specimen lists for plants and animals observed and collected by Bailey during his collection and observation efforts in California and Nevada from October 17, 1890- January 7, 1891. Localities are noted beginning at Wells, Nevada and ending at "Surprise Cañon". Additional localities include Death Valley, Panamint Valley and other various places in Mojave Desert. Localities are primarily in the vicinity of Reese River Canyon. The notebook also contains drawings of animal tracks and poetry related to animal collecting.

Date Range

1890-1891

Start Date

Oct 17, 1890

End Date

Jan 07, 1891

Access Information

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Topic

  • Mammalogy
  • Animal tracks

Place

  • Mojave Desert
  • Reese River Canyon
  • Panamint Valley
  • United States
  • Death Valley
  • California
  • Wells
  • Nevada

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007267

Collection name

Vernon Bailey Papers, 1889-1941 and undated, field notes and journals, 1889-1941

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 4

[[Front cover]] [[underlined]] Field Notes [[/underlined]] [[underlined]] 1890 [[/underlined]] Oct. 17 to Jan. 7 V. Bailey
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[bracket]] Frank Dixon _ Auston [[line]] J.R. Williamson Austin [[line]] Milo Slavan Battle Mt _ [[/bracket]] Folsom - [[underlined]] four mules [[/underlined]] Austin, Nev - Dec. 12. 9, 10, 11, 12, 1 o-clock _ [[underlined]] wash [[/underlined]] Towels 3, Socks 2, shirt 1, Shirt 1, drawers 1.
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] 1890 Wells, Nevada [[/underlined]] Oct. 17 Corvus, 1_40 one killed & skinned. Otacaris, com Sturnella, a few " [[ditto for: Oct.]] 19 Jack Snipe 1. Sturnella 1. " [[ditto for: Oct.]] 20 [[underlined]] To Deeth [[/underlined]] [[strikethrough]] 15° [[/strikethrough]] 21 [[underlined]] To Halleck, [[/underlined]] [[strikethrough]] 18° [[/strikethrough]] 15° Pica p. hudsonica, com Scolecophagus cyanocephalus, [[superscript]] 2 [[/superscript]] 4 Otocoris, com, in flocks Ravens, a few - Sage grouse, 12, Tamias pictus, abn -
Oct. 22 [[underlined]] Halleck. Nevada [[/underlined]] - 18° [[underlined]] Perognathus [[/underlined]], 2 kinds habits same, both at one holes [[underlined]] Tamias [[/underlined]] pictus, cut off tops of Artemesia for seeds. Lepus (tex.?) bones & skull all around. no Rabbits or tracks seen - Coyotes, howl all around one seen yesterday. Found Ouzetomys dung at hole. Caught 6 Tamias pictus - Perognathus with big tail has the tail vertebra thick in middle, [[ospenis?]] short & curved. [[end page]] [[start page]] Oct. 22. Lanius excubitoroide 1. Magpie, com - Otocoris, com - " [[Ditto for: Oct]] 23 [[underlined]] 5 miles past Halleck [[/underlined]] Kingfisher 1, Magpies, abn - Ravens, a few " [[Ditto for: Oct]] 24 Meadowlark 1. Mallards 5 - Teal, com. Otocoris, com - Perognathus fasci, 3 - Onychomys 1 Brant heard -
[[underlined]] Elko [[/underlined]] Oct 25. Colaptes cafer 1 Magpies, numerous - Ravens, com - " [[Ditto for: Oct]] 27, Scolecophagus cyanocephalus a few Melospiza, a few - Sturnella, 1. Otocoris, com - Lepus sylvaticus, 1 seen Tamias, said to be [[rare?]] at Elko, seen 8 miles E. & one seen 8 miles W. of Elko - Porcupines said to be found here Musk Rats, a few - [[end page]] [[start page]] Arvicolas, com. along river - [[bracket]] Camped in cañon [[underlined]] half way to Carlin [[/underlined]] [[/bracket]] Arctomys dung in rocks Oct. 28 Caught - Perognathus olivacus 6 - Onychomys 4 Hesperomys Erem. 1 " [[Ditto for: Hesperomys]] sonoriensis 2 Coyotes, abn. Salpinctus, heard - Kingfisher. com - Circus 1.
[[underlined]] Oct. [[/underlined]] 28 To [[underlined]] [[Catolin?]] [[/underlined]] Sturnella 2- Ravens - com - Magpies " [[Ditto for: com]] " [[Ditto for: Oct]] 29. [[underlined]] Carlin [[/underlined]] to [[underlined]] Divide [[/underlined]] Caught 3 [[underlined]] Dipodops [[/underlined]] 1 Onychomys To [[Bewawbe?]] Anthus ludo. 1. Otocoris 2 [[underlined]] Camped on Divide [[/underlined]] Jack Snipe, 1 killed at spring - Zonotrichias, a few - Sage Grouse. 2 [[end page]] [[start page]] Oct. 31 [[underlined]] Beowawe to Argenta [[/underlined]] Ravens, com Magpies " [[Ditto for: com]] Circus 1 [[male symbol]] Otocoris, com - Sturnella, 1 Calaptes Cafer 1 -
[[underlined]] Battle Mountain [[/underlined]] - Nov. 1. Widgen, one in river. - Magpie, com - Raven " [[Ditto for: com]] Circus 2 seen - Colaptes cafer, 1. " [[Ditto for: Nov.]] 3 [[underlined]] At Spring [[/underlined]] Otocoris, abn - Melospiza ? a few - Longbilled Marsh wren, 1. Rail?, heard - " [[Ditto for: Nov.]] 4. Magpie 1. Salpinctus 1 killed Anthus birds - 2. [[end page]] [[start page]] Nov. 5 [[underlined]] To Hot Springs 31 [[/underlined]] Otocoris, abn - Golden Eagle 1. " [[Ditto for: Nov]] 6 [[underlined]] To Stiners Ranch - 24 [[/underlined]] Otocoris, com - Ravens 3. Amphispiza, nev. com snowed 1/2 inch - " [[Ditto for: Nov.]] 7 [[underlined]] To. Silver Creek - 18 [[/underlined]] Otocoris Piñon Jays, heard R. W. Blackbirds, 40 Magpie, 1 Zonotrichias, com
[[underlined]] To Austin [[/underlined]] Nov. 8 - Otocoris, com - Amphispiza Amer. 1 [[underlined]] Tamias leucuris 1 seen. [[/underlined]] " [[Ditto for: Nov.]] 13 Otocoris, Com. - Marsh Hawk 1, [[male symbol]] " [[Ditto for: Nov.]] 14 " [[Ditto for: Marsh Hawk]] 1 [[female symbol]] Badger, abn, one seen. Coyotes, com. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] Austin to Welches [[/underlined]] [[strikethrough]] 18 1/2 14 [[/strikethrough]] 14 Nov. 14. Otocoris, abn. Killdeer, 2 at Welches Shrikes, 1. " [[Ditto for: Nov.]] 15 [[underlined]] From Welches [[/underlined]] - [[strikethrough]] 32 [[/strikethrough]] 19 mi. Pedometer at 7500 - Killdeers [[looked?]] & [[old?]] in morning. Longspine, in field. Anthus birds, 1. Falco mex. 1. Shrikes 3 - N. Waxwings, 8 - 2 killed, feeding on rose balls - " [[Ditto for: Nov.]] 1 [[overwritten]] 6 [[/overwritten]] 7 [[underlined]] Sunday [[/underlined]] Northern Waxwings, 9 staid around all day.
[[underlined]] Lander & Nye Cos. line [[/underlined]] Nov. 17, Kingfisher, 1. Bubo, one heard in hills. Cyanocephalys cyanocephalys, 100 or more in pines, roost where first sunshine strikes them. Picicorvus, several seen. Juncos, a lot in pines, 50 - Kinglets, several of a new kind to me - Coyotes, one seen - Blacktail Deer, 1 seen Perognathus, one shot at 2 P.M. Thomomys, H. caught 1. Porcupine - pine trees gnawed on nut. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] up Cañon to top [[/underlined]] [[underlined]] Nov. 18 [[/underlined]] Colaptes cafer 2. Cyanocephalus - com. Picicorvus [[ditto for: com.]] Junco oregonus [[ditto for: com.]] Anthus ludovocianus 1, in sagebrush. Deer tracks at summit - Porcupine gnawings seen - Tamias pictus, goes to top - Thomomys, goes to top - Sialia arctica, 4.
[[underlined]] Reese River [[/underlined]] Nov. 20 - Amphispiza 1. Tamias leucuris 1 Hesperomys 15 Tamias pictus 5 Onychomys 2 Evotomys 9 Sorex 1 Lepus sylvaticus 1 Little Perognathus 1 big " [[Ditto for: Perognathus]] 1 Bluejays, 2 seen - not taken - (Aphlecoma) [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] Reese River [[/underlined]], Nevada - Nov. 22. Larius borealis, an immature bird killed. Anthus ludovicianus, 5 seen, flying about camp. Sage grouse, 7 seen at a distance. Magpie 1 seen " [[Ditto for: Nov]] 24 [[underlined]] Logans up valley (8 mi.) [[/underlined]] Otocoris, com. Anthus ludo., 1. Larius, 1 Sage hens said to be com. on foot hills. Blue grouse com. in cañons.
[[underlined]] Up Indian Creek [[/underlined]] Nov. 27. Sage Grouse, 5 Shrike 1 Juncos, com. Zonitrichia 1. Picicorvus, heard. Cyanocephalus, heard Colaptes cafer " [[Ditto for: Nov]] 28 [[underlined]] Over Divide [[/underlined]] Sage hens 2 - on divide - Colaptes cafer 2 in [[underlined]] Cloverdale Creek canon [[/underlined]] Junco, abn. Chewink 1. Zonotrichia com Accipiter fuscus 1. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] Cloverdale Creek [[/underlined]] Picicorvus, com - Sialia arctica 2 (H.) Black Hawk 1. Cyanociphalus, flocks of 200 Nov. 29. Picicorus, abn. Cyanociphalus in flocks of 300 or so. Carpodacus. H. killed one. skin sent. Parius montanus, com. one killed. Junco Oreganus, abn. Chewick 1, not ident. Colaptes cafer, com. Bubo heard
[[underlined]] Sunday [[/underlined]] Nov. 31. ^ Carpodacus cassini, com. Dec. 1. [[underlined]] Down cañon [[/underlined]] to Cloverdale. Ceders & Pine leave valley & Atriplex canescens begins at 5762 also Sarcobatus, & the first Dipodops tracks. A new Ephedra comes down canon Amphispiza b. nev. abn. [[underlined]] Cloverdale [[/underlined]] 7900 Second Spring 3100. Otocoris, 2 by spring. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] To Sulphur Spring [[/underlined]] Dec. 2. Cloudy Amphispiza [[insertion]] more at spring [[/insertion]] a flock 20 Jay, 1. Shrike 1. Otocoris, a lot at spring " [[Ditto for: Dec.]] 3. Otocoris, flocks of 40 & less come to spring to drink in morning. Carpodacus frontalis, 20 at spring early. " [[Ditto for: Dec.]] 4. Soda Springs. Carpodacus frontalis 40 (2 killed) Raven, 2 - Otocoris, a few - Amphispiza b. nev. com.
[[underlined]] Left Sodaville [[/underlined]] Dec. 5. Rod. 4200 Otocoris, a few - Amphispiza, com - Lepus texianus " [[Ditto for: com]] " [[Ditto for: Dec]] 6. [[underlined]] Columbus to Dyers ranch [[/underlined]] Rodometer at 2000 Ravens 2 Otocaris, com - Amphispiza, com - " [[Ditto for: Dec]] 7 [[underlined]] Dyers ranch[[/underlined]] 2500 Scolecophagus cyano, 6 at ranch. Juncos, 2 at ranch - Sturnella 1. " [[Ditto for: at ranch]] R.W. Blackbirds 2 " [[Ditto for: at ranch]] [[end page]] [[start page]] Golden Eagle 1. Falco mex. 1. Amphispiza v. nev. com. Otocoris, com Dec. 8 [[underlined]] Piepers [[/underlined]] 1360 [[underlined]] Through Deep Spring Valley. [[/underlined]] Zonatrichia, com. on Mts. Amphispiza nev. " " [[Ditto for: com. on Mts.]] Sialia arctica 3 " " [[Ditto for: com. on Mts.]] Wild geese, 50 high, going west.
[[underlined]] Over to Big Pine. [[/underlined]] Dec. 9. Snow 6 in. on divide, Parius inornatus, com - Aphlecoma. com - Cyanociphalus flocks - Juncas, com - Zonotriches, com - Amphispiza nev. " [[Ditto for: com]] Quails, 20 at tall house tracks at Antelope Spr. [[underlined]] " [[Ditto for: Dec]] 18 Alvord. [[/underlined]] Sturnella. com. Quails, abn. Mallards 2 Falco mex. 1. Circus, 1. [[end page]] [[start page]] Scolecophagus Cyano, com. Anthus luds., 1. Juncos com. Kinglets " [[Ditto for: com]] Zonotrichias " [[Ditto for: com]] Dec. 10, [[underlined]] Kuler [[/underlined]] Ducks thick on lake. " [[Ditto for: Dec.]] 11. [[underlined]] Lone Pine [[/underlined]] Falco mexicana, 1. Callipepla californica, com Lanius excubitoroides, 1. Melospiza montanus 1. Zonotricha, abn. Junco annecteus 1. Sturnella, com.
Dec. 11. Scolecophagus cyanocephalus, common about town. Aegailais phoenicus, 100. Xanthocephalus 1. Colaptes cafer. 1. Kinglet 1. [[underlined]] Dec. 13. [[/underlined]] Killdeer 1. Galinago delicata 1. Zonatrichas, abn. Kingfisher 1. Geococcyx, tracks com, Circus, 2 - Ravens, a few - [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] Lone Pine [[/underlined]], Cal. [[underlined]] Dec. 11.[[/underlined]] Salpinctus, com. Zonotricha intermedia, com. Greater Yellow legs 3. (N.) Spoonbills 2. (N.) [[underlined]] Dec. 17 [[/underlined]] [[margin]] Marsh Wren. 1. (N) [[/margin]] Sialia arctica, a [[drove?]] of 100 or more above town Psaltriparus plumbeus, 20 in brush along creek. Carpodacus frontalis, 12 seen in Alabamas. Salpinctus, com. in Mts. Kinglets, ruby! com aong creek in cañon Falco mex, 2. Circus. 1. Aegialais phoenicus, 6. Pipilo megaloniax, 1. (N).
Dec. 16 1 st station 6 a " [[Ditto for: Dec.]] 17, 2 d " [[Ditto for: station]] 7a " [[Ditto for: 17]] 7 th " [[Ditto for: station]] 13a [[underlined]] Dec. 18 [[/underlined]] Myadestes townsendi, 1. feeding on blue berries in canon. White cranes, 4. Thyurothurus, 1. (n) " [[Ditto for: Dec]] 20 Junco oregonus. com. up in Sierras. Psaltriparius plumbeus, 6 in Mts Dendrocea audoboni 1. Golden Eagle 1. Myiadestes 2. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] Dec. 22 Up in Inyo Mts. [[/underlined]] Pipilo megalonex 1. Amphispiza. 3. Selpinctus, com [[underlined]] " [[Ditto for: Dec]] 23 Up Inyo Mts [[/underlined]] Thyrothurus 1. [[underlined]] In valley [[/underlined]] Turdus m. propinquus 1. Long billed Marsh Wren Pipilo megalonex 1.
[[underlined]] 1891. Panamint Valley [[/underlined]]. Jan. 3 Callipipla c. valicola, in Shepherds Cañon. Junco oregonus, as last - Zonotrichia " " [[Ditto for: as last]] [[underlined]] Down in Valley [[/underlined]] - Jan.5 Phainopepla, com. Sayornis sayi, com. Raven. Salpinctus, com. Thryothurus, com [[right margin vertical]] Empidonax 1. [[/right margin vertical]] Amphispiza nevadensis,com. Harporhynchus leconti. Bubo. 1 seen - Jan. 5. Sialia mex. 6. Larius 1. Robins ? [[right margin vertical]] Duck 1. [[/right margin vertical]] Accipiter velox 1 killed. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] In Valley [[/underlined]] Jan. 8. Myadestes townsendi 1. Sialia mex. dozen [[underlined]] In Surprise Cañon [[/underlined]] Regulus calendula, com Juncos, com - Carpodacus [[penitolis? pileatis?]], com Jan. 9. [[underlined]] In Surprise Cañon [[/underlined]] Buteo b. - 1. Pipilo megalonx 1.
[[underlined]] [[Hesteromys?]] [[/underlined]] [[image - pencil sketches of animal tracks]] [[underlined]] Dipodos [[/underlined]] [[image - pen sketch of large animal tracks beside smaller animal tracks]] Austin, Nev., Nov. 15. 90 - [[end page]] [[start page]] [[image - pens sketch of "full sized" animal tracks]] Full size [[image - smaller sketch of tracks of animal]] New Dipodops. 7 Austin, Nev. Nov. 15 1890 on dusty road -
[[underlined]] Lepus texianus. [[/underlined]] Austin, Nev. Nov. 15, 90 Tracks in road [[image - tracks of Black tailed jackrabbit]] [[end page]] [[start page]] A.G. MS [[A fee?]] - Fish Lake Valley Jan. 7 Panamint Valley Camp 8 A.M. 2750 " [[Ditto for: Jan.]] 9. " [[Ditto for: Panamint Valley Camp]] 7.30 2725 Hill 3225 Cañon 3350 First traps, 2 H. 3725 Rock House 2 H. [[ereus?]] 4100 Shingle tent 4400 Ephedra verda 5000 Up to 5150 Grape & Clematis 4700 Both Mesquits up to 4500 [[Aercus? Cereus?]] , 2, down to 4500 Back to camp 2750
Wells, Nevada, Oct. 18 Coyote [[female symbol]] 130x300x195 R.B. Herron San Bernardino, Cal (Brother at Deeth, Nev.) (W. E. Lawson) Divide 11678 Left hind wheel - 13 feet 4 in. 396 revolutions to a mile. Coyote [[male symbol]], Nov. 31. 1116x320x200 [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
[[Back cover]] 170 1/2 ------- 30 1775 1250 ---- 3075