Photographs of Alfred Schifferli
Photographs of a British Ornithologists' Club trip to Skokholm
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15651/1].
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CMD ID 15651
Photographs of Alfred Schifferli (1912-2007), ornithologist
Biographical / Historical
Alfred Schifferli (1912-2007) was a Swiss ornithologist. He studied business in the École supérieure de Commerce in Neuchâtel, but five years after the death of his father in 1934, he decided to study Zoology at the University of Basel. In 1947 he stayed in England for several months and visited the Edward Grey Institute in Oxford. In 1959 he was sent to India to help train Indian ornithologist Salim Ali, and he also helped establish a ringing scheme in Capri. He also worked with Ernst Sutter tracking bird migration over the Alps. Schifferli, along with Paul Géroudet and Raffael Winkler, produced an atlas of breeding birds of Switzerland, which was published in 1980.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
- Catalogue of Photographs by Alfred Schifferli
- Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
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