Catalogue for Midway Atoll : specimens, banding, daily records, 12/1/1963-12/20/1963

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The field book documents the field work of Roger Clapp in Midway Atoll, December 1 - 20, 1963. In the front of the volume is a list of instructions for banding and recording information. Work was completed for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey. First section includes specimen number (20201 - 20218), followed by name (binomial, sometimes common name), location, date, age, sex, preparation method, 5 measurements including parts of anatomy, stomach contents, and presence of fat. Sometimes includes descriptions of appearance. A portion of the notebook is blank. Includes entries of banding records with a combination of date, band number (including recovered), type, location, and totals. After a blank portion, there is a daily record with dated entries listing travel details (e.g. arrival), daily work, weather, and colleagues with whom worked.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 01, 1963

End Date

Dec 20, 1963

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Midway Islands


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 13-027

Collection name

National Ecology Research Center (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Field Research Records, 1963-1975, 1988-1989

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 3