Panam, Bocas Islands, 1987, 1988, journals

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The notebook documents the mammal collecting of C. O. Handley in Panama and Bocas del Toro, March - April 1987 and February - April 1988. Includes a calendar with notes on destinations and weather. Includes loose inserts of notes on traps and miscellaneous notes. The journal entries are dated and begin with location or route and describe travel details (modes of transportation i.e. flight numbers, time of day, accommodations, logistics), daily activities, colleagues with whom worked, weather, observed wildlife (lists of birds), detailed descriptions of observed vegetation, personal observations, local inhabitants, work related to Smithsonian Tropical Institute [STRI]; specimen collecting methods and locations,and lists of collected specimens. There are notes in the margins relating to costs or subject matter (i.e. Bocata Indians). Locations are often identified by name of island or bay.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 28, 1987

End Date

Mar 31, 1988

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


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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