Jungle Laboratory: A Visit to Barro Colorado Island

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The author describes his visit to the Barro Colorado Island, also known as the Canal Zone Biological Area, an island and Smithsonian research station in the Panama Canal watershed. It is now known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). He describes both the facilities and scientists at the laboratory and his experiences looking for birds on the island trails.


  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory


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Turtox News Vol. 34, No. 8 (Contained within)

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


August, 1956


  • Rain forest ecology
  • Animals
  • Field Stations
  • Birds
  • Indians of Central America
  • Ornithology


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)

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