Nest record cards: BW 1989.

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This is a set of 66 cards, filled on both sides with notes of various researchers recording ornithological data for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. The field research took place in Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF), located in New Hampshire, as appears on the cards. HBEF is operated by the USDA Forest Service since 1955, and is a member of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) since 1988. The research concerned the black-throated blue warbler, represented by the initials "BW" on the labeled separator for the set of cards in the collection box. Each card shows the year (1988), the nest number and band ID, the observer's name, the geographical location, the code for the study site location, the type of forest (such as "deciduous"), and the nest's height as well as its location on the plant on which the nest is built, and the plant's height. Notes show the nesting behavior and the fate of each nest, with indications on the state of the nest (such as incubation, nestling, fledged), dated per day of each month of the nesting season.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Bird banding--United States
  • Birds--Nests
  • Ornithology


  • New Hampshire
  • Hubbard Brook


  • Fieldbook record
  • Card files
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-229

Collection name

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, research records, 1986-2000

Physical Description

66 card files

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1