Bird watcher James W. Eike's Field notebooks, 1965-1969 : 4-25-65 to 9-17-65

About the Project

* This project is complete. Thank you to all who helped us transcribe and review this field notebook. * James W. Eike was not a professional ornithologist. He was a U.S. civil servant, working in several different federal organizations over the course of his career. But his passion for birds and bird watching filled his days. Over the course of thirty years, he rarely missed a day recording the birds he saw in northern Virginia and the surrounding areas. His notes include weather conditions and events that stood out to him, such as this from a field notebook in 1969: March 20, 1969: “Haze and overcast […] green heron, bob white […] Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin landed on moon! […] Red bellies, downys […]”. Help us transcribe this field book of his notes on birds taken in the Falls Church area of Virginia between April and September of 1965.

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