East Africa field notes, July 18 - 30, 1974

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The field book documents Devra Kleiman's work in Nairobi [National] Park in East Africa, July 18- 30, 1974. Entries are dated. They detail travel (method of travel, time of day, accommodations) and interactions with colleagues, environment of Nairobi Park, various wildlife observed, vegetation, route traveled in park, and campsites. Some entries include detailed observations headed with location (e.g. "east gate"), and include a variety of information such as range of time, weather, description of animal (type, quantity, sex, behavior). Includes mammals (e.g. impala, zebra, wildebeest) and birds (e.g. vultures, ostrich) listed by common name. She also describes a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and records observations of primate behavior. Other locations include vicinity of Lake Albert.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 18, 1974

End Date

Jul 30, 1974

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Nairobi National Park
  • Kenya


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 14-213

Collection name

Devra G. Kleiman Papers, 1962-2009, 2013

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 Folder 19