The View From the Castle: A chance to study the arduous migration of birds over the Himalayas calls to mind some obstacles to modern travel

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley prepares for a fourth trip to Bhutan to study the migration of birds. In Ripley's narrative essay, he reminisces about the old days of traveling and camping in remote countries. Now he is plagued with modern equipment, international red tape, and the notion if the entire trip is worth it at all.


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Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 9 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


December 1973


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Castle View
  • Birds
  • Ornithology



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