The Condor/1 (2)/Expedition off for the Tropics
Expedition off for the Tropics.
On February 25 there sailed from San Francisco in the schooner Stella Erland as extensive an expedition as has recently visited tropical waters. The expedition has ornithology chiefly in view and is under the command of Mr. A. W. Anthony, the well known worker of California. Those accompanying him are H. B. Kaeding, Chase Littlejohn and R. H. Beck, ornithologists; R. C. McGregor, icthyologist; J. M. Gaylord, botanist; Geo. Spencer and Chas. Jones, assistants and Arthur Whirlock, steward. The expedition sails direct for Amapala, Honduras, C. A. where the Gulf of Fonseca will be carefully examined for specimens. Thence to Cocos Island and the Galapagos group. If time permits the party will then probably go west to Christmas, Fanning and Palmyra, returning home by way of the Sandwich Islands. Attention will be given chiefly to birds, fishes and plants, but marine invertebrates and mammals will also be collected. The expedition will be absent about eight months and with such an array of scientists we may expect some valuable work to be accomplished.
Mr. Wallace Homer, a member of the Maine Ornithological Society, paid the editor a pleasant call on Feb. 27 while en route to his home in Maine, after a pleasant visit through California.
Mr. O. W. Howard of Los Angeles is on his way to the Huachuca Mts. in Arizona, where he will put in the season collecting. He is travelling by wagon and has a good opportunity to thoroughly examine the country. He reports a set of Le Conte's Thrasher taken Jan. 3 at Indio, Cal; also a single Western Horned Owl's egg taken near Phoenix, Ariz. a short time since.
Mr. F. S. Daggett of Pasadena, who has been suffering from a severe attack of "grip" has entirely recovered.