Atlas of Breeding Birds of the Algarve This year is the first of this five-year project. Offers of help will be much appreciated. Further information and record cards can be obtained from the western Algarve organiser, Mrs Glenis Vowles, Vale Bom, Odelouca, 8300 Silves, Portugal; or from the eastern Algarve organiser: Les Batty, U. E./ Biologia Marinha e Pescas, Universidade do Algarve, 8000 Faro, Portugal.

Avian pathology and disease: register of laboratories and reference centres The International Council for Bird Preservation is publishing the Proceedings, edited by J. E. Cooper, of a symposium on 'Disease and management of threatened wild bird populations' held in Canada in 1986. With growing interest in, and appreciation of, the importance of disease and wildlife conservation, it was agreed to include a register of persons and organisations working on all aspects of avian pathology and disease. The ICBP is most anxious to include all those interested in being consulted over problems relating to morbidity and mortality and to facilitate exchange of information and material between those working on avian disease. Anyone who would like to be listed in the register should please write as soon as possible for details and a questionnaire to: N. Hillgarth, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OXl 3PS; or to J. E. Cooper, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35/43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PN.

Transparencies of 1987 rarities Anyone with high-quality colour transparencies of a 1987 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 15th June. Thank you. 

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