Standen, Robert S., 1964-1965

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Abstract

This item consists of the photocopied field notes of Robert S. Standen from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey in 1965. Field notes document Staden's activities observing, banding, and collecting birds in various Pacific island locations. Included is a catalog of black and white photographs that include roll and frame numbers along with locations and captions. Drafts of island descriptions (including assessments of the islands' topography, climate, and vegetation) are present for: Caroline Atoll, Christmas Island, Enderbury Island, Fanning Island [Tabuaeran], Howland Island, Hull Atoll, Phoenix Island, Starbuck Island, Tongareva Atoll, and Vostrok Island.

Date Range

1965

Start Date

Jan 22, 1965

End Date

Jun 27, 1965

Access Information

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Sea birds
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists

Place

  • Baker Island
  • Enderbury Atoll
  • Kure Atoll
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Midway Islands
  • Howland Island
  • Rawaki
  • Tabuaeran

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 4