1983 – 1989
United States - Chronicles Katherine and Kenneth's bird-watching trips in great detail. The journal begins after the Ireys spotted their 700th bird species. Each entry is described as a "chase" after a specific bird or birds they are looking for and the diary has a total of 53 chases. The majority of the chases begin with a birding friend calling the Irey's to notify them of a bird sit... more
Florida - Documents Katherine and Kenneth's daily life as well as their birding adventures, both big and small. The journal describes their birding activities in Florida and their driving trip through Canada to Alaska for their first adventure in Attu and Gambell. Katherine and Kenneth arrive in Attu on May 17 and stay there until June 4th. They arrive in Gambell on June 5 and stay until... more
Photograph of members of the Burgett family taken in a field on the Burgett family farm in front of a donkey-pulled cart. Family members include Mary Jessie Burgett, Dick Bloomer, Frederick Porter Burgett, Louisa Boden Kessel, Bess Bloomer, Sydney Smith, Sarah R. Kessel Burgett, Kathie Burgett, Mary Louise Burgett, and Frederick Bloomer.