IT is with great satisfaction t h a t I am able to announce that, commencing with this number of the Magazine, I shall have the assistance not only of Mr. W. P . Pycraft, who has given me most able help in t h e past, b u t also of two such excellent ornithologists as t h e Rev. F . C. R. Jourdain and Mr. N . F . Ticehurst–both already wellknown to t h e readers of B R I T I S H B I R D S . H.F.W. In the volume which commences with this number, we hope to devote special attention to the migration of birds. The opening article, by Dr. J . A. Allen, will, we feel sure, be greatly appreciated by our readers, since it m a y be regarded as a summary of the views held on the general aspects of the subject by one of the bestknown and most respected of our American confreres– views which are, we believe, in harmony with those held in general by American ornithologists. I n a future number will commence a series of articles by Commander H. Lynes on some aspects of the migration of birds in the Mediterranean. Commander Lynes has made excellent use of exceptional opportunities for the study of migration during three years in this region, and his observations on the direction, manner, speed, and altitude of the flight and on the habits of migrating birds are most
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British Birds – how it works
BB 2000 Ltd, the company that owns and publishes British Birds, is run by a board of directors, all of whom are volunteers. The company employs two full time staff – Roger Riddington is the journal’s editor while Hazel Jenner manages subscriptions and administration – and three part-time design/editorial staff.
The company is wholly owned by The British Birds Charitable Trust (BBCT, registered charity no. 1089422). Neither the company directors nor the trustees are paid for their services, providing their time and enthusiasm because they passionately believe in the value of BB. The Company is managed with a view to making a small profit which can be donated to the Trust to help fund its charitable work.
Over the past six years, this, combined with donations from other sources, has enabled the Trust to give almost £70,000 support to a variety of conservation and educational projects ranging from rat eradication on seabird islands to the study of cuckoo migration, as well as assisting young birders develop their interest.
A full list of projects is given here. The Trust is seeking to expand its charitable endeavours and would welcome donations from like-minded organisations and individuals.