Field book - Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, Guatemala, and Belize, 1986-1987

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Field notes document the work of James Lynch in the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, Guatemala, and Belize, January 26, 1986 - February 25, 1987. Work covers a trip to Quintana Roo to study neoarctic migrant birds as well as migrant birds in Guatemala, and Belize. The loose sheets are headed with date and location or route, followed with a narrative style format that contains travel details, work with colleagues, data and summaries from point surveys and mist-netting, hand-drawn maps, vegetation in habitat (e.g. mangroves), description of weather and routes traveled during field work, bird lists and counts (common name). Also contains lists, expense receipts, and news clippings.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 26, 1986

End Date

Feb 25, 1987

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  • Animals
  • Bird populations
  • Birds
  • Mist netting
  • Ornithology


  • Yucatán, Península de
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Quintana Roo
  • Belize


  • 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 11 Folder 11