Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Egypt banding information (030-0001 to 030-00120), 1967, PMS banding forms.

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Abstract

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 forms are numbered 030-0001 to 030-00120 and dated from February 2 to May 13, 1967. A photocopy of a folder cover was inserted, it is marked with the forms' number range and with the note "Checked against printout. Retraps noted." The banding forms 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.

Date Range

1967

Start Date

Feb 02, 1967

End Date

May 13, 1967

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Topic

  • Birds--Egypt
  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Birds
  • Birds--Migration
  • Birds--Parasites
  • Ornithology

Place

Egypt

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 6, folder 17