Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Egypt banding information (020-04001 to 020-04090), 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 dated from April 4 to May 1st, 1967 and numbered 020-04001 to 020-04090. 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. The banding forms in this field book all show "NAMRU-3" in the "Release" rubric, and they are barely filled. The most researched bird species in this field book are Luscinia megarhynchos (nightingale) and Sylvia communis (greater whitethroat).

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 05, 1967

End Date

May 01, 1967

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  • Birds--Egypt
  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Greater whitethroat
  • Birds
  • Birds--Migration
  • Birds--Parasites
  • Nightingale
  • 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 13