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BHL Field Notes Project

The BHL Field Notes Project is a collaborative project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). It provides open access to field notes from institutions throughout the United States.

Building on the work of the Smithsonian Field Book Project, the BHL Field Notes Project aims not only to provide general access to this material, but to reunite fragmented collections through institutional collaboration. Doing so will provide a more complete picture of the expeditions, discoveries, and collections the scientists and institutions were a part of.

Participating Institutions:
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Field Museum of Natural History Library
  • Harvard University Botany Libraries
  • Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library
  • Internet Archive
  • LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library & Center for Biodiversity Informatics
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Smithsonian Libraries
  • Yale Peabody Museum Archives

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by Crossin, Richard S
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This item includes photocopied field notes and data collection sheets of Richard S. Crossin documenting work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey during October 1968. Numerous checklists indicate bird species observed. Data sheets indicate bird nesting observations for Blue-Faced Booby, Brown Booby, Bulwer's Petrel, Red-Tailed Tropicbirds, and White-Throated Storm Petrel. Field notes include sequential narrative entries describing bird observation activities. One entry describes observed...
Topics: Ornithology, Ornithologists, Sea turtles, Sea birds, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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Field notebook detailing the collecting activities of Timothy Plowman in Venezuela and Colombia while he was affiliated with Harvard University. The field notes include information regarding the collection of botanical specimens, environmental conditions and general observations made during Plowman's collecting trips
Topics: Plants, Plowman, Timothy, Field Museum of Natural History, Plants
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on the Southern Island Cruise 20 aboard the Agassiz, 1968. Materials include: bird observation data sheets and fix data sheets. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., specimen or band no., and remarks. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, height off of water, etc.). Fix data sheets include:...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on the Southern Island Cruise 19 and Northern Grid Survey 38, aboard the Planetree, 1968. Materials include: bird observation data sheets, fix data sheets, and a list of birds collected. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., specimen or band no., and remarks. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
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by Kleen, Vernon M; Shelton, Philip C. (Philip Clarence), 1937-
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This record refers to 4 field books created during work for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program in 1968 and 1969 on Johnston Island. Envelope 1 contains a field book by Vernon M. Kleen with bird and nest observations; bird and egg counts; and a hand-drawn map. Envelope 2 contains a field book by Vernon M. Kleen with weather observations; bird counts; bird observations and descriptions; and mouse trapping data. Envelope 3 contains a field book by Vernon M. Kleen that includes bird...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding, Birds--Counting
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by Harrington, B. A
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This record refers to 5 field books created by B. A. Harrington during his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Sand Island, 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book with nest data; and bird banding data (listing band numbers 565-1222 to 933-91445). Envelope 2 contains a field book with egg and nest observations; egg measurements; and banding data (listing band numbers 535-13529 to 93-9765). Envelope 3 contains a field book with general notes; nest, egg, and chick counts; and...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding
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by Schreiber, Ralph W
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This field book was created by Ralph W. Schreiber during his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1968, on Johnston Island. The field notes include observations of flocks and birds in flight; observations of bird and chick behaviors; and bird counts. Birds mentioned include Sooty terns, Brown boobies, Wedge-tailed tropicbirds; Red-footed boobies, and Great frigatebirds
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on Miscellaneous Cruise No. 9, aboard the USFWS Townsend Cromwell, 1968. Materials include: bird observation data sheets and fix data sheets. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., specimen or band no., and remarks. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, feeding, calling, etc.). Fix data sheets...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
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by Amerson, A. Binion
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This record refers to 6 field books of A. B. Amerson from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Leewards-French Frigate Shoals, June 1968. Envelope 1 contains one field book with bird banding lists (band numbers 558-82680 to 993-25000) for work conducted on East Island, Trig Island, and Whale-Skate Island. Envelope 2 contains one field book with two brief bird banding lists (band numbers 568-72418 to 568-72433) for work conducted on Gin Island and Little Gin Island....
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on the Eastern Area Cruise 36, aboard the USS Jordan, 1968. Materials include: bird observation data sheets, fix data sheets, and a list of birds collected. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., specimen or band no., and remarks. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, feeding, calling, etc.). Fix...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This item consists of the unbound field notes of J. H. Fitch from his work on Kapapa Island on January 31, 1968. It includes a list of snap traps set in ironwood, labeled "Group 1" with set number, habitat, and results. The species being trapped is not indicated
Topic: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on the Southern Island Cruise 19 and Northern Grid Survey 38, aboard the Pribilof, 1968. A letter from Mae H. Esterline (USNM) to Max C. Thompson includes Esterline's questions about field work aboard the Pribilof with Thompson's annotated answers. Another letter from Thompson (Southwestern College) to Esterline was sent in 1969. Photocopied bird observation sheets include time, species, #,...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
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by Kleen, Vernon M
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This record refers to 4 field books by Vernon M. Kleen from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book with Brown booby and Common noddy counts; bird observations; returns data; nest descriptions; and nest counts. Envelope 2 contains a field book with nest descriptions; nest counts; bird counts (Brown booby, Red-tailed tropicbird); snake observations; and blood sample lists. Envelope 3 contains a field book with bird, nest, and egg counts;...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding, Birds--Counting
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on the Eastern Area Cruises 38, 39, and 40, aboard the Sioux City, 1968. Materials include: bird observation data sheets, fix data sheets, and a list of birds collected. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., specimen or band no., and remarks. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, feeding,...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on the Eastern Area Cruise 33, aboard the USS Marysville, 1968. Materials include: bird observation data sheets and fix data sheets. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., specimen or band no., and remarks. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, feeding, calling, etc.). Fix data sheets include:...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
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by DeLong, Robert L; Kleen, Vernon M
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This record refers to 2 field books of Robert L. DeLong and 1 field book of Vernon M. Kleen, from their work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Kure Island, November-December 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book by Robert L. DeLong with charts of nest data, including nest number, band number, sex, and color. Envelope 2 contains a field book by Robert L. DeLong that includes bird, nest, and egg counts; bird banding data (listing band numbers 587-85681 to 767-51786 ); and a...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding, Seals (Animals)
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item refers to 3 field books by unknown authors from work conducted for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Enewetak Atoll, 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book with bird counts; and nest data and measurements. Envelope 2 contains a field book with lists of bird counts. Envelope 3 contains a few lists of birds observed with sequential numbers
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Birds--Counting
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected on the eastern Pacific Ocean from February to May 1968 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Fields include field number, species, locality, date, sex/gonads, remarks, dispo. of specimen, and coll/prep #. Field numbers span from 110073 to 110075 and 53005 to 53073. Species include Oceanodroma spp. and others. Localities include 00∞00', 98∞00'W on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Isla Baltra and Los Coronados [Islas Los Coronados]...
Topic: Ornithology
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by Hickey, Leo
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The field notebooks of Leo J. Hickey (26 April 1940 - 9 February 2013), Yale University paleobotanist and geologist (1982-2013), Yale Peabody Museum director (1982-1987), chair of the Yale Department of Geology and Geophysics (2003-2006). Scientific information consists of sketches, tables, stratigraphic columns, and text of collection localities, collector data, as well as interpretations and explanations
Topics: paleobotany, stratigraphy, palynology
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item refers to 3 field books by unknown authors from work conducted for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Enewetak Atoll, 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book with several lists of bird counts. Envelope 2 contains field book with a list of bird observations, numbered 1-62 and 105-166. Envelope 3 contains a field book with sequentially numbered bird observation lists
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Birds--Counting
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected on the Pacific Ocean from February to March 1968. Fields include field #, species, date, position, wt., fat, reproduction, type of prep. (study skin), cat. #, and disposal. Field numbers span from 105081 to 105229. Species include Oceanodroma spp., Phaethon spp., Puffinus spp., and others. Collections were made in an area of the Pacific Ocean bounded approximately by 17∞ S to 25∞ N and 104∞ to 113∞ W. The cat. # field indicates that...
Topic: Ornithology
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by Hickey, Leo
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The field notebooks of Leo J. Hickey (26 April 1940 - 9 February 2013), Yale University paleobotanist and geologist (1982-2013), Yale Peabody Museum director (1982-1987), chair of the Yale Department of Geology and Geophysics (2003-2006). Scientific information consists of sketches, tables, stratigraphic columns, and text of collection localities, collector data, as well as interpretations and explanations
Topics: paleobotany, stratigraphy, palynology
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by DeLong, Robert L; Brownell, R. L. Jr
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This record refers to 3 field books of Robert L. DeLong and 1 field book of R. L. Brownell, Jr., from their work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Kure Island, October-December 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book by R. L. Brownell, Jr. with bird counts; weather observations; and nestling observations. Envelope 2 contains a field book by Robert L. DeLong with bird and nest counts; nest descriptions; and some banding data (with band numbers 597-84036 to 737-93067). Envelope 3...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding, Seals (Animals), Birds--Counting
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on the Southern Island Cruise 19 and Northern Grid Survey 38, aboard the USS Granville S. Hall, 1968. Materials include: bird observation data sheets, fix data sheets, and ship weather observation sheets. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., specimen or band no., and remarks. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology
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by Fitch, John H
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This item consists of unbound field notes by J. H. Fitch from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Kauai-Kilauea Point, in 1968. Field notes document bird banding activities on Kilauea Point and Makapili Cliffs. The notes include an itinerary; weather and vegetation observations; bird observations; colony observations; banding data; descriptive field notes; and bird counts. Some notes were created with George Young
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Birds--Counting
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by Woodward, Paul W; Brownell, R. L. Jr
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This record refers to 3 field books of Paul W. Woodward and 1 field book of R. L. Brownell, Jr., from their work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Kure Island, June-August 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book by Paul W. Woodward with nest and egg counts; and banding data (listing band numbers 773-19467 to 913-73213). Envelope 2 contains a field book by Woodward with chick and egg counts; maps of roosts; nest measurements; and egg measurements. Envelope 3 contains a field...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding, Seals (Animals)
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected on islands of California in the Pacific Ocean in May 1968 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Fields include field #, species, date, position, weight, fat, sex, reproduction, other data, personal catalogue #, and disposition. Field numbers span from 140370 to 140453. Species include Ptychoramphus aleuticus, Oceanodroma spp., Cepphus columba, and others. Most localities are on or offshore of San Miguel Island in California; a few...
Topic: Ornithology
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected on islands of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean in June 1968 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Fields include field #, species, date, locality, wt., sex, fat, reproduction, soft part colors - remarks, prep. by, and disposition. Field numbers span from 140498 to 140668 and 110070 to 110071. Species include Oceanodroma spp. and others. Localities include Isla Guadalupe, Islas San Benito, and Coronados Islands [Islas Los Coronados] in...
Topic: Ornithology
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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The black and white photographs were taken by V. Kleen as part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey. The photographs depict an Emperor goose standing on someone's outstretched arm. Captions on the reverse of the photographs indicate negative numbers. Photographs were taken on Kure Atoll
Topics: Ornithology, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
by Johnson, Richard E. (Richard Evan), 1936-
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by Waage, Karl
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Karl M. Waage (1915 to 1999) was a professor of geology and curator of invertebrate paleontology of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History from 1946 to 1986. In 1980 he was appointed Director of the Museum, a position he held until 1982. Waage was a paleontologist who specialized in Late Cretaceous ammonoids from the Western Interior Seaway of North America. The early part of his career was focused on work with the U.S. Geological Survey in Alabama and Maryland in search of aluminum-bauxite...
Topics: paleontology, stratigraphy, fossils, Cretaceous
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by Woodward, Paul W
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This record refers to 4 field books of Paul W. Woodward from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Kure Island, May-July 1968. Envelope 1 contains a field book with bird and egg counts; banding data (listing band numbers 667-3922 to 767-573); descriptions of birds and nestlings; and some small drawings and diagrams. Envelope 2 contains a field book with bird, nest, chick, egg counts; corresponding maps showing areas data was collected; notes with bird and nest...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding
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by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, on the Eastern Area Cruise 35, aboard the RV Thomas Washington, 1968. Materials include: bird observation data sheets, fix data sheets, and a list of birds collected. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., specimen or band no., and remarks. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, feeding, calling,...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Birds--Counting