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[Page 53 Continued] Dr. F., Ned T. + Kearney went ashore on St. Matthews Id. at 4 A.M. of the 15th while Dr. F. took up his traps set the night before. On the way to shore I, sitting "at watch" in the bow, saw a couple of gulls which made me say "there are Bonaparte's Gulls here," + Dr. F. said "Pot that, it's a Sabine" -- so I did, + it was. [Page 54]He also got one, + about 6 others were seen.

This was the only bird we got which hadn't been taken at Hall -- the Snowflake was found very common, tho not recorded from here before as more than "probably" There was a fine puffin colony on St. M. with both puffins fully represented, tho they kept pretty distinct in their colonies. Following is the list of birds seen at Hall + Matthews Id's. --

Tufted puffin

Horned Puffin

Parrot Auklet

Little (?) Auklet

Pigeon Guillemot

Cal. Murre

Pallas's Murre

Long Tailed Jaeger


Pt. Barrow Gull

Sabine's Gull

Tern - (probably Aleutian)


Violet Green Cormorant (pel.)

Cormorant (dilop. cin)

Old Squaw



Red Phalarope

Pribiloff Sandp.

Snowy Owl


Snowflake (McKay's)

Lapland L. Spur

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Tern, Common


Context: Wright, Mabel Osgood and Coues, Elliott, Citizen Bird, New York: The MacMillan Company, 1897.. Illustrating the children's book Citizen Bird was Louis Agassiz Fuertes first major commission. He produced 108 illustrations for Citizen Bird over a period of eight months in 1896-1897. He was 22 at the time and a senior at Cornell University. Many of the illustrations appearing in this book were later reprinted in Birdcraft, a field guide by Mabel Osgood Wright.

Location: Laboratory of Ornithology

Publication: Citizen Bird

Size: 8" x 10.5"

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