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Bailey - California, North Dakota, September - December 1907

The struggle between environmental stewardship and economic expansion is not a new concern. At the end of the 19th century, the United States Bureau of Biological Survey sought to build a comprehensive survey of North America to better inform the choices being made across the country by farmers, ranchers and industrialists alike. In his personal field journal from the fall of 1907, chief naturalist Vernon Bailey notes, "The development of this immense valley of rich agricultural land is going to bring up a lot of problems in useful and injurious species of mammals to be destroyed or protected. A little bulletin on the species, their habits, etc for these valleys would be timely now." Join our digital volunteers in transcribing Bailey's daily record of this expedition.

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Martin H. Moynihan - Ring-billed Gulls, Pelican Island-Doglake, Manitoba, Canada, 1954-55

Ring-billed gulls—one of the most common species in North America—often nest near the Canadian coasts. But where do these birds travel in colder weather? Track the migration of the ring-billed gulls of Canada with Martin H. Moynihan’s 1954-55 field notes. Moynihan, a biologist and ornithologist, was founding director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, join in on transcribing Moynihan’s field notes!

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