D. B. Burrows field notes 1895-1897

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The notebook documents the ornithological field work of D. B. Burrows, February 23, 1895 - June 25, 1897. The volume is organized by collecting trip or season, which corresponds with the index inside the front cover. Entries are headed with location and date. Content varies; some is narrative structure, other entries are lists of specimen information. Entries often include details such as type of specimen (scientific name), sometimes identification number, measurements, locality (with landmarks), description of eggs, nest composition, terrain and habitat, observed bird behavior, and method of specimen preparation. Content documents collecting in southwest Texas in 1895, 1896; Illinois, 1896; and southern Texas, 1897.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 23, 1895

End Date

Jun 25, 1897

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0794 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Illinois
  • Texas


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 14-192

Collection name

D. B. Burrows Field Notes, 1870 - 1919, 1940, undated, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds


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