Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Israel banding information (A-16287 to A-17939), 1969, PMS banding forms.

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Abstract

A folder of banding forms, 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 "Feb. 25 1969" to "Apr. 1 1969" and numbered A-16287 to A-17939. 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.

Date Range

1969

Start Date

Feb 25, 1969

End Date

Apr 01, 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 2, folder 4