Berlengas Islands Have you ever been birdwatching on the Berlengas Islands, Portugal? If so, details of observations of breeding seabirds there in the past (especially old photographs of the breeding sites, including the Guillemot ledges), and any population estimates prior to 1977, will be greatly welcomed by Antonio M. Teixeira, Secretaria de Estado do Ambiente, Rua da Lapa 73, 1200 Lisboa, Portugal.

Red-necked Phalarope, Gull-billed Tern and Alpine Chough photographs For research and possible publication, we urgently require prints (or original transparencies) of (1) Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus in (a) juvenile, (b) juvenile moulting to first-winter, and (c) first-winter plumages; (2) flying Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica in (a) juvenile and (b) other immature plumages; and (3) flying Alpine Choughs Pyrrhocorax graculus for comparison with flight shots of Choughs P. pyrrhocorax. Photographs sent will, of course, be acknowledged on receipt, and in print if used. Please send prints and transparencies to Dr J. T. R. Sharrock, Fountains, Park Lane, Blunham, Bedford MK44 3NJ.

Raptor collisions with overhead wires The US Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento, in co-operation with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, is assembling all available published and unpublished information concerning collisions of raptors with power lines and other utility lines. Actual case histories--no matter how circumstantial or fragmentary--are needed. Please write to Dr Richard R. (Butch) Olendorff, US Bureau of Land Management, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825 USA. (A form on which to record your information will be sent by return mail.)

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