Field Book - Yucatan, January-October 1983

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Field notes document the work of James Lynch in Yucatan, Mexico, January 15 - October 1983. The loose sheets describe several trips. The first was to the Yucatan peninsula to study migrant birds January 15 to February 24, 1983. Entries are dated and narrative in style. They describe travel details, colleagues with whom worked, work completed, routes traveled, habitat, observations of birds (type and quantity), bird list, foraging observations, hand drawn maps. Some observations are organized by location identifier. Also contains original poetry. Also contains a trip to Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico, to negotiate research arrangement with CIPRO. Entries contain similar content as well as descriptions of vegetation.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 15, 1983

End Date

Oct 31, 1983

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Ornithology


  • Yucatán, Península de
  • Mexico


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-003

Collection name

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Research Records, 1964-1999

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 10 Folder 21