Wetmore, Alexander


Wetmore, Alexander

▪ American ornithologist
in full  Frank Alexander Wetmore  
born June 18, 1886, North Freedom, Wis., U.S.
died Dec. 7, 1978, Maryland

      American ornithologist noted for his research on birds of the Western Hemisphere.

      As an employee of the Biological Survey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wetmore was particularly interested in avian anatomy, osteology, fossil birds, migration, and taxonomy. He headed ornithological trips to Spain, many parts of South America, Panama, and almost every state in the United States. He wrote many of his articles and books while serving concurrently, after 1925, as assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and director of the U.S. National Museum. In 1945 he became secretary of the Smithsonian. After his retirement in 1952, he continued to work there as a research associate. Wetmore published The Migration of Birds (1926), A Checklist of the Fossil and Prehistoric Birds of North America and the West Indies (1956), and three volumes (1965–72) of an unfinished four-volume work entitled The Birds of the Republic of Panama.

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