Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Egypt banding information (020-02527 to 020-02717), 1967, PMS banding forms.

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Field book of banding forms for field notes that are survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Egypt 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 banding forms are numbered (020-02527 to 020-02717 and dated from May 4 to 22, 1967. They show the name of the bird species, band number, date and locality of capture and release, and data on sex (as determined by dissection, plumage, soft parts or otherwise), age (as determined from skull, plumage, soft parts or otherwise), weight, fat, molt (head, body, tail and wing), details, source (bought, PMS, NAMRU, other), method of collection (netted, lime, shot or other), parasites, banding recoveries, with additional remarks. A sheet was inserted in the folder with note "Checked against printout, retraps recorded, 278-2717 applies." Seven cards, cut from punching cards, were inserted between groups of banding form. They are marked "Skip", except for the first one, which is dated "Nov. 73" and marked "Do not punch" and "Do not allow 020-2587 recorded as SI 388."

Date Range


Start Date

May 04, 1967

End Date

May 22, 1967

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  • Birds--Egypt
  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Birds
  • Birds--Migration
  • 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 6, folder 12