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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Birds

Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
Smithsonian Institution Archives
George E. Watson III (1931- )

Curator of Birds (1962-1985). Planned move of entire bird collection into east wing. Significant collecting trips included Egypt, Israel, and Antarctica. Pioneered electric data capture of bird skin collection. Along with John Aldrich formulated the U.S.-Japan Migratory Bird Treaty.

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