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What began as a childhood interest became a lifelong pursuit for ornithologist Alexander Wetmore (1886 - 1978). His work involved the pioneering Biological Survey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, science leadership of the Tanager Expeditions (1923-1924) and shortly thereafter he became the sixth Smithsonian Secretary. This set of his field notes contain his personal observations and studies of birds around Lawrence, Kansas two years before joining the Biological Survey in 1910. The chronological entries detail not just bird behavior, songs and specimens collected but notes about the landscape, weather conditions and more. Your help transcribing these field notes improves their usefulness to researchers in biodiversity and other fields of study.
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In this second set of Diglossa field notes, resident naturalist and evolutionary biologist Martin H. Moynihan records his observations of different flowerpiercers species in the highlands of western Venezuela and central Colombia. Help us continue the valuable transcription work completed on the first set by joining with other volunpeers in this effort.
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In 1836, the United States Congress finally authorized a Survey and Exploring Expedition to the Pacific Ocean and the South Seas. The previous American President, John Quincy Adams, had put the matter before Congress almost ten years earlier. Once authorization was received, the final preparations proceeded quickly. A group of scientists were recruited including a young nurseryman from Scotland. William Dunlop Brackenridge (1810-1893) had been in the United States only two years before the expedition set sail for the Pacific Ocean in 1838. These are his first four "original notebooks" as he called them. Join other volunteers to transcribe them and so make this handwritten record more accessible for today's researchers.
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In 1838, the United States Exploring Expedition set sail for the Pacific Ocean and the South Seas. Botanist William Dunlop Brackenridge (1810-1893) continues his record of the observations fauna and collected specimens in the next leg of the journey in his "original notebooks" volumes 5 and 6. They cover his time in New South Wales, Australia. Please join your fellow volunteers to transcribe them and so make this handwritten record more accessible for today's researchers.
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Come help us improve our digital records for the United States National Herbarium (US)! Please join us in our effort to transcribe the locality information for our difficult to decipher US Specimens. The records in this project are special cases in which the locality information requires some detective work. We'd like to ask for your help in digging a little deeper to find the Country and Territory/State/Province for each of these specimens sheets labels; see special instructions and examples here . Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions. Note: Do not erase notes from other volunteers or staff; rather, leave existing comments and add your own.