Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Uganda specimens (U-2001 to U-2270), Fall 1968, PMS laboratory forms.

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Field book (divided in two folders for conservation purposes), of laboratory forms, part of the field notes for the survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Uganda 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 numbered U-2001 to U-2270, dated October 4 to October 24, 1968. They provide the name of the bird species, the dates the birds were processed and collected, the locality, the sex, type of examination (dissection, plumage, soft parts), the presence of molting, the weight, fat, the way the bird was disposed of (skin, skelton, alcoholic, discarded), the preparator's name or initials, the presence of ectoparasites and type of examination, data on blood tests for the presence of viruses, and additional remarks. Not all parts of each form are filled. With this field book was preserved another field book of 11 leaves, each titled "East African Virus Research Institute, mammal collections records" (cf. record MODSI9219).

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 04, 1968

End Date

Oct 24, 1968

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  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Migratory birds
  • Birds
  • Birds--Migration
  • Birds--Counting
  • Ornithology




  • 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


Box 3, folder 6-7