Elephant census: field notes and data, 1957 - 1962

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The field notes document Helmut Buechner's work with an elephant census in Uganda, 1957 - 1962. Materials are a combination of typed and written notes, tables of observation data on herds and their contents (number of calves etc.), correspondence relating to research issues, copied sections from reference texts, 2 maps of buffalo and elephant distribution in Park between Butiaba and Pakanyi (1957), tables on weather, results of aerial elephant counts, progress report (for Murchison Falls National Park [Kabalega Falls National Park] and vicinity, Uganda), and typed daily field notes for January - December 1957 and August 1959. Field notes relate weather, terrain, herd observations (some are aerial), and photographs taken.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Kabalega Falls National Park
  • Uganda


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007279

Collection name

Helmut Karl Buechner Papers, 1939-1975

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 13 Folder 21