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Abstract

This is a set of 167 nest records on card files. They are filled on both sides with notes of various researchers recording ornithological data for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. The title comes from the label on the separator in the box containing other sets of card files from the collection and from the other sets of cards. It is inferred that the field research took place in Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF), located in New Hampshire, as appears from the plots names that belong to the forest and are written 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" or "BTBW" on the cards. Cards show the year ("99"), the nest number and band ID, the name and geographical location of the plot with grid coordinates, the type of plant on which nests were observed, the nest orientation and height, and observations of behavior at the nest. Charts show measurements on the birds: weight ("WT"), tarsus length ("TAR"), wing dimensions ("WNG"). Notes show the nesting behavior and the state and fate of each nest, dated per day of each month of the nestling season. Cards are marked "Fledged", "Failed", "Abandoned" or "Depredated", depending on the situation for each nest. Observers' names are noted as initials on a column at the back of the cards, for each day of observation.

Date Range

1999

Start Date

1999

End Date

1999

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

  • New Hampshire
  • Hubbard Brook

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Card files

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-229

Collection name

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, research records, 1986-2000

Physical Description

167 card files

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2