Standen, Robert S., 1964-1965

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Creator

Standen, Robert S.

Abstract

This item consists of the photocopied field notes of Robert S. Standen from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey in October 1964. The notes document bird observation, banding, and collection activities on Palmyra, Fanning (Tabuaeran), and Christmas Islands and while at sea on the Charles H. Gilbert cruise. Some geographic coordinates are included. Standen also discusses coconut palm trees and copra and includes reflections on indigenous people and their knowledge of the environment.

Date Range

1964

Start Date

Oct 03, 1964

End Date

Oct 28, 1964

Access Information

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Topic

  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Sea birds
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists

Place

  • Tabuaeran
  • Kiribati
  • Kiritimati
  • Palmyra Atoll

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 28 Folder 3