was killed in Mesopotamia on March 8th, 1916, was born at Lucknow on January 16th, 1868, the son of Mr. Herbert Harington of the Oudh Commission. Educated at Malvern, he entered the Militia and in 1888 was gazetted a subaltern in the Welsh Regiment. Two years later he was appointed to the Indian Staff Corps and joined the 92nd Punjabis, with whom he served for over twenty years in Burmah, and in this country also he for five years was attached to the Burmese Police. In December 1914 he was promoted to Lieut.-Colonel, and in February 1916 was gazetted to the command of the 62nd Punjabis, and it was whilst leading this regiment into action that he was killed. In 1909 Colonel Harington married Dorothy, the youngest daughter of the Hon. Walter Pepys, by whom he had a son and two daughters. Colonel Harington had always been a keen lover of nature and natural history generally, but it was not until he went to Burmah that he really took up ornithology seriously. His first articles were written for the Rangoon Gazette and soon attracted notice on account of the careful and accurate observation they displayed. These articles he reproduced in book form in 1908-9, adding a valuable table showing the distribution of Burmese birds. He also contributed from time to time to the Ibis, the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society and other periodicals, the most important cf these contributions being his review of the Timeliidse which appeared in
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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 £40,000 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.