Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Israel banding information (A-8657 to A-10729), 1968, PMS banding forms.

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Abstract

This is a field book (divided in two folders for preservation purposes) of banding forms covering the year 1968 and numbered "A-8657 to A-10729". They are part of the field notes for the survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Israel for the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey. From the finding aid (SIA RU000435): "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". Surveys were also conducted in Uganda. The forms are dated from Apr. 28, 1968 to May 31, 1968. Each leaf, printed on one side only, includes five forms. In addition to the date, the forms show the localities of capture and release, the band's number, the species, sex, age, measurements on plumage, soft parts or skull, weight, fat, molt situation, absence or presence of ticks, and additional remarks by the researchers. Added to the forms in the first folder are: a folded blank data preparation worksheet, at the back of which were written in ink a list of ornithological data rubrics to fill or leave blank; a cut of a similar sheet, inserted before forms A-9276 to A-9280; and two leaves at end, filled in pencil, with a list of form numbers and a list of instructions on how to fill data.

Date Range

1968

Start Date

Apr 28, 1968

End Date

Dec 31, 1969

Access Information

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Migratory birds
  • Birds
  • Birds--Israel
  • Birds--Migration
  • Birds--Parasites
  • Ornithology

Place

Israel

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-361

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 14-Box 2, folder 1