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Bird censuses and reports, 1906-1962

MS. 15508/2
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  1. Animals and plants observed, Devon, Jun-Aug [no year]
  2. Table of woodland birds frequencies in Elton Wood and Bagley Wood, n.d. [1936?]
  3. List of islands and other parts of the North Atlantic of which aerial photographs are wanted by the British Trust for Ornithology, n.d. List includes locations in Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Bear Island, Norway, France, Germany and Canada. Also includes a list of the most important bird cliffs
  4. Three post cards, showing black and white photographs of redpoll and woodpecker by Hs. Lanz Meiringen, n.d.
  5. British Trust for Ornithology distribution records (lists of the birds which nest or have nested in 49 counties of Scotland and their regularity). Copied from A.G. More between 1861 and 1865. Accompanied by separate handwritten notes on schedules and handwritten indices of counties and authority
  6. Letter from S.A. [Sergei Alexandrovich] Buturlin, Sep 1906, and post card from Otto Frisch to Sir Philip Manson-Bahr, May 1907
  7. Bird lists from Reading Sewage Farm by J.L. Hawkins, 1920–1928. Includes handwritten note from J.L. Hawkins
  8. Report on census of birds made during the summer of 1934 at The Downs School, Colwall, near Malvern
  9. Report on census of birds made during the summer of 1934 on The Malvern Hills
  10. Bird observations including nesting, Woodwards, Burgess Hill, Sussex, 1935 with comparison to 1934. Also includes plan of watched area
  11. Bagley Wood census, by H.F.I. Elliot, Winter 1935-1936
  12. Harborne bird census, 1936. Also includes map
  13. Woodland bird enquiry, Hatfield Forest, 1936. Also includes memorandum for David Lack from James Fisher and letter from James Fisher to Wilfred Backhouse Alexander
  14. 'Some Birds of The Scillies' by John H. Vickers, 1936
  15. General report on blue tit numbers at The Grove, Harborne, 1936-1937. Includes notes, map of nesting boxes, hand-drawn graph of activities in each bird box, a handwritten letter from O Höhn to [Wilfred Backhouse] Alexander, a typed report on roosting habits and migration made at the Slough Sewage Farm, 1937, a typed update on 'Blue Tits at The Grove with Weather Report', 30 Jun 1937, and ringing statistics, 1932-1937
  16. Table of dates of nest building, hatching, flight as well as numbers of eggs and young, Feb-Jul 1937
  17. Observations of birds seen in Provence, 11–23 Apr 1937
  18. Bird observation reports by R.B. Sibson, in: Greece at Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae, Sparta, Tiryus; Asia Minor at Dekeli, Chauak and Troy; Istanbul, Apr 1938
  19. Bird distribution from Longfield to Swanscombe, Kent, Feb-Jun 1938. Includes handwritten letter from A. Clark, 11 Aug 1938
  20. A census of the waterfowl seen on Llanishen and Llisvane reservoirs, Cardiff, by J.E. Beckerlegge, Jun-Nov 1939
  21. 'Bird Notes: St. Kilda and Other Northern Areas' by J. Fisher and E.M. Nicholson, 1939. Includes bibliography
  22. Fulmar numbers, St. Kilda locations, 1939-1962
  23. List of birds observed at Hval Fjord, Iceland, and Kola Bay, Russia, 1941 and 1942
  24. List of breeding or nesting birds near Oswestry, Shropshire, 1941-1943. Includes two letters introducing list
  25. 'Notes on Breeding Birds of Achill Island, County Mayo' by R.S.R. Fitter, 1942
  26. 'Argyll Birds: near Oban' by J. Fisher with Fairbairn, Fraser, Palmar, and J.A. Bowring, 18 Jul 1942; 'Lismore Birds' by James Fisher with R.D. Fairbairn, 19 Jul 1942; 'Checklist of the Birds of Mid-Argyll' compiled by C.E. Palmar and John Fraser, 11 Oct 1942
  27. Bird records on coasts of Oban, Tobermory, Coll and Tiree, 21 Jul 1942; 'Notes on Fulmars and Bird-cliffs, Tiree to Prestwick', 23 Jul 1942; Bird notes by James Fisher from West Kilbride to Benbecula, 29 Jul 1942; Birds spotted on Benbecula by James Fisher and W. Atherton, 30 Jul 1942; Benbecula to St. Kilda observations; South Uist bird list, 31 Jul 1942; Observations around coast of Skye and Inverness-shire, 1 Aug 1942; Bird notes by James Fisher and A. Pullinger, West Ross mainland, Aug 1942; Bird notes by James Fisher, Summer Isles, Aug 1942
  28. Bird records of Oban and the surrounding district by R.D Fairbairn, 6 Nov 1942
  29. Bird report for Clevedon, Somerset, by John C. Walker, Jun 1942-Dec 1943. Includes letter from John Walker to James Fisher, Secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology
  30. Birds of Hillsborough, Devon, Mar-Sep 1943. Also includes 4 photographs of Hillsborough
  31. Letter to the secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology from Martin Coles Harman, detailing birds he spotted on Lundy, 16–22 Sep 1943
  32. 'Some observations on Migration at Sea', east and south coasts of England, 1943-1944
  33. Monthly summaries of bird life in the Bognor Regis district, Sussex, by S.J. Tiedeman, 1944
  34. Bird observations, Bognor Regis district, Sussex, by S.J. Tiedeman, 1944
  35. 'Report on Attempted Census of the Crow Family', West Monmouthshire and East Glamorgan, Bruce Campbell, Mar-May 1944
  36. Ornithological report, Berwick-on-Tweed district, by J. Brady, 1945. Includes map of Berwick-on-Tweed district
  37. Miscellaneous observations for 1945 and monthly study of bird life in the Bognor Regis district, Sussex, by S.J. Tiedeman, 1945
  38. Bird list at Pagham Harbour and district, Sussex, covering previous 100 years, by S.J. Teideman, Mar 1945
  39. 'Bird Watching on Rerwick Head, Orkney Islands', 1946
  40. Letter detailing bird sightings in Strait of Sicily/Tunisia, Mediterranean, 1955
  41. Records by county and location in England and Wales of Bewick's swans in the winter of 1955-1956. Used in the paper by I.C.T. Nisbet, 'Bewick's swans in the British Isles in the winters of 1954-1955 and 1955-1956'


  • 1906-1962


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 15508/2

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