Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Cyprus banding information (CYS-226 to CYS-384; PH-7180 to PH-7250; PH-6701 to PH-6777; HK-64060 to HK-64996; BE-78598 to BE-78700; BE-77651 to BE-77702; CS-71793 to CS-71819; DS-51029 to DS-51048; DS-51500 to DS-51522), Spring 1968, PMS banding forms.

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Field book (divided in two folders for conservation purposes) of banding forms going from CYS-226 to CYS-384, PH-7180 to PH-7250, PH-6701 to PH-6777, HK-64060 to HK-64996, BE-78598 to BE-78700, BE-77651 to BE-77702, CS-71793 to CS-71819, DS-51029 to DS-51048, and DS-51500 to DS-51522. It is part of the field notes for the survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Cyprus 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. 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, plumage, soft parts, weight, fat, molt situation, presence of parasites and additional remarks by the researchers. The forms are dated from April 6 to May 12, 1968. They include a number of forms marked as "DOA" .

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 09, 1968

End Date

Mar 11, 1968

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  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Migratory birds
  • Birds
  • Birds--Cyprus
  • Birds--Parasites
  • 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 12-13