Wirtz, William O., II, 1963-1964

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This item consists of photocopied and carbon copy field notes of William O. Wirtz from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey in 1963 and 1964. Included are Wirtz' notes documenting his experiences tagging seals, banding and collecting birds, and observing birds at sea near Lisianski Island and Johnston Atoll.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 23, 1963

End Date

Jun 19, 1964

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  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Seals (Animals)
  • Sea birds
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists


  • Lisianski Island
  • United States
  • Johnston Atoll
  • Hawaii
  • Pearl Harbor


  • 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


Box 28 Folder 11