Transparencies of 1989 rarities. Anyone with high-quality colour transparencies of a 1989 rarity is asked to loan the originals to us for possible use (perhaps in colour) in the next rarities report. To be considered, transparencies must arrive with Dr J. T. R. Sharrock (Fountains, Park Lane, Blunham, Bedford MK44 3NJ) before 1st July. Thank you.
Help needed with 'Raptor, stork and pelican migration survey' in Israel. Experienced birdwatchers are invited to apply to help in the twelfth annual count of diurnal migrants in northern Israel during 1st August to 20th November 1990. About half a million raptors, 200,000 White Storks Ciconia ciconia and 70,000 White Pelicans Pelecanus onocrotalus migrate over Israel during this period and over 30 raptor species are identified. Volunteers are located along a cross-section of Israel, at 17 observation points from the Mediterranean Sea to the Rift Valley. Accepted helpers have to cover the expenses of travel to and from Israel, but will be placed at one of the kibbutzim in the area and get free lodging and food. Minimum participation - not less than one month. If you are an experienced birdwatcher, capable and willing to watch the migration for not less than eight hours a day, please write as soon as possible, with more details about your experience, to: Shlomit/Autumn Survey, International Raptor Information Center, Har-Gilo, Doar-Na Zfon Yehuda, Israel 90907 (FAX: 972-2-761183).