Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 435
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey
Dates:
1966-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
13 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist primarily of raw and synthesized bird-banding data compiled by the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey. The usual data given includes species, sex, weight, and fat content. Also included is correspondence of Watson, mostly concerning banding work; reports; and administrative records.
Many of the materials in this collection have been digitized.

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Historical Note
Historical Note
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.

Digital Content

Notes
SI Records

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Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 435, National Museum of Natural History. Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, Survey Records

Keywords
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Watson, George E. (George Elder), 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Naval Medical Research Unit Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Vertebrate Zoology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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