SIA RU000435, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, Survey Records, 1966-1971

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Summary

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey
Title:
Survey Records, 1966-1971
Dates:
1966, 1966-1971
Notes:
The Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey (PMS), a survey of migratory birds, their ectoparasites and the viruses they carry, was conducted in the eastern Mediterranean from 1966 to 1971. The primary PMS operation site was in northern Egypt. Surveys were also conducted in Cyprus and Israel. The PMS involved scientists of the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Naval Medical Research Unit, and Yale University, and was funded by the Army Research Office, the Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, and the Smithsonian Research Foundation. George E. Watson, Chairman, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, and Curator, Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, was Principal Investigator
Summary:
These records consist primarily of raw and synthesized bird-banding data compiled by the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey. The usual data given includes species, sex, weight, and fat content. Also included is correspondence of Watson, mostly concerning banding work; reports; and administrative records
Topic:
Ornithology
Subjects:
Watson, George E (George Elder) 1931-, b United States Naval Medical Research Unit, Yale University, United States Army Research Office, Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, Smithsonian Research Foundation, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds
Form/Genre:
Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU000435
Physical Description:
10.7 linear meters

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 435

National Museum of Natural History, Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey

Survey Records, 1966-1971

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History, Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey
Title: Survey Records
Dates: 1966-1971
Quantity: 10.7 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 435
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

The Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey (PMS), a survey of migratory birds, their ectoparasites and the viruses they carry, was conducted in the eastern Mediterranean from 1966 to 1971. The primary PMS operation site was in northern Egypt. Surveys were also conducted in Cyprus and Israel. The PMS involved scientists of the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Naval Medical Research Unit, and Yale University, and was funded by the Army Research Office, the Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, and the Smithsonian Research Foundation. George E. Watson, Chairman, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, and Curator, Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, was Principal Investigator.

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Descriptive Entry

These records consist primarily of raw and synthesized bird-banding data compiled by the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey. The usual data given includes species, sex, weight, and fat content. Also included is correspondence of Watson, mostly concerning banding work; reports; and administrative records.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 435, National Museum of Natural History, Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, Survey Records

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Container List

Box 1

010-00001 to 010-00453

Box 1 of 14

010-00454 to 010-00751

Box 1 of 14

010-00752 to 010-01119

Box 1 of 14

010-01120 to 010-01490

Box 1 of 14

010-01491 to 010-01778

Box 1 of 14

010-04001 to 010-04031

Box 1 of 14

010-02012 to 010-04000

Box 1 of 14

Box 2

040-04032 to 010-05000

Box 2 of 14

010-05001 to 010-07000

Box 2 of 14

010-07001 to 010-11000

Box 2 of 14

010-11001 to 010-12429

Box 2 of 14

010-16001, 010-22886 to 010-23376, 050-03221 to 050-03256, 060-12815 to 060-12928

Box 2 of 14

010-19873 to 010-20926, 030-08348 to 030-09322, 040-03677 to 040-03735, 050-05792 to 058955, 05861 to 05885, 060-11556 to 060-11750

Box 2 of 14

020-00001 to 020-000277

Box 2 of 14

020-00382 to 020-00712

Box 2 of 14

Box 3

020-00714 to 020-01102

Box 3 of 14

020-01103 to 020-01449

Box 3 of 14

020-01450 to 020-01750

Box 3 of 14

020-01751 to 020-02134

Box 3 of 14

020-02135 to 020-02526

Box 3 of 14

020-02527 to 020-03600

Box 3 of 14

Box 4

020-03601 to 020-05045

Box 4 of 14

020-05046 to 020-06999

Box 4 of 14

020-08011 to 020-09000, 020-10285 to 020-11001

Box 4 of 14

020-09001 to 020-10284

Box 4 of 14

020-11002 to 020-13499

Box 4 of 14

020-13500 to 020-15016

Box 4 of 14

020-15017 to 020-17000

Box 4 of 14

020-17001 to 020-18626

Box 4 of 14

Box 5

020-19001 to 020-19524

Box 5 of 14

020-27416 to 020-33325

Box 5 of 14

020-33326 to 020-38748

Box 5 of 14

030-00121 to 030-01500

Box 5 of 14

030-01501 to 030-01829

Box 5 of 14

030-02029 to 030-03501

Box 5 of 14

030-03502 to 030-05034

Box 5 of 14

030-10070 to 030-11632

Box 5 of 14

060-00114 to 060-02946

Box 5 of 14

060-02947 to 060-03766

Box 5 of 14

060-04501 to 060-04591

Box 5 of 14

Box 6

060-05001 to 060-07411, 060-10001 to 060-10003

Box 6 of 14

010-14665 to 010-16000, 16002 to 010-19872

Box 6 of 14

020-23062 to 020-23100, 020-23972 to 020-23278, 24280 to 24701, 24703 to 27415

Box 6 of 14

020-19565 to 020-23957

Box 6 of 14

020-19566 to 020-19594

Box 6 of 14

030-09323 to 030-10069

Box 6 of 14

010-00263, 00273, 00421, 01220-01249, 010-02012 to 03110, 010-03509 to 010-03513

Box 6 of 14

020-05081 to 020-10085, 030-02811 to 030-02815, 040-00110 to 040-00113, 050-01019 to 050-01197, 060-00052 to 060-00055

Box 6 of 14

020-33326 to 020-34859

Box 6 of 14

020-23966 to 020-23961

Box 6 of 14

030-05655 to 030-06000, 030-06130 to 030-06400, 030-07001 to 030-08000, 030-8005 to 030-08347

Box 6 of 14

HK 60001 to HK 61146. Cyprus BTO Rings, Fall 1967 [Size A, Prefix HK]

Box 6 of 14

PA 3728 to PA 3750, PC 1654 to PC 1768, HB 56701 to HB 56800, HK 880001 to HK 88300, HK 88601 to HK 88628, BE 59789 to BE 59800, BE 82501 to BE 82600, BB 19167 to BB 19184, DS 44102 to DS 44107. Cyprus, BTO Rings, Fall 1967 [Size AA, Prefix PA, PC; Size A, Prefix HB, HK; Size B, Prefix BB, BE; Size D, Prefix DS]

Box 6 of 14

PH 6001 to PH 6215, BE 78001 to BE 78435, CS 71057 to CS 71080, CS 76402 to CS 76419, CS 71081 to 71098, DS 51001 to DS 51019, DS 51051-51052 [Size AA, Prefix PH; Size B, Prefix BE; Size C, Prefix CS; Size D, Prefix DS]. Includes small amount of data on recaptures taken from 20 September to 12 November 1967.

Box 6 of 14

Notebook with data for specimens taken in March 1968. Includes a miscellaneous lot of band numbers, largely of CYS prefix, but other numbers are interspersed. Many of these birds were specimens; some were dead birds that were subsequently discarded.

Box 6 of 14

Notebook with prefixes similar to the preceding. Includes data for a considerable number of dead birds, many of which are unnumbered.

Box 6 of 14

Box 7

Notebook containing letters to Watson from Steven R. Peterson with his reports on birds banded in Israel in 1968. The last item in the notebook is a "Final - Job Completion report on fall mist-netting operations at Eilot, Israel..."

Box 7 of 14

Notebook with letters and reports to Watson re: banding operations in Israel

Box 7 of 14

Banding summary data for a variety of localities, that may, or may not overlap with the material in the notebooks

Box 7 of 14

Box 8

Banding summary data

Box 8 of 14

Box 9

Computer printout of specimens collected during the Palearctic Migrant Survey. Smithsonian Institution Numbers 547901 to 552900 - Parts I-III of III

Box 9 of 14

Boxes 10-11

Computer printout summarizing banding data, November 1969-February 1970

Boxes 10-11 of 14

Computer printouts of PMS banding

Boxes 10-11 of 14

Box 12

Computer printouts of PMS bird specimens

Box 12 of 14

PMS Accounts, 1967

Box 12 of 14

Box 13

Miscellaneous files. Many document the occurrence of ticks on birds.

Box 13 of 14

Box 14

Miscellaneous files. Many document ticks on birds and blood work of PMS.

Box 14 of 14

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