Heport on the Immigrations of Summer Residents in the Spring of 1906, bv the Committee appointed by the British Ornithologists’ Club. (Forming Vol. XX., Bull. B.O.C. Edited by W. R. Ogilvie-Grant.) 34 Maps. Witherby & Co. 6s. I N December, 1904, the British Ornithologists’ Club appointed a Committee to enquire into the movements of the common migrants in so far as concerned England and Wales. I n 1906 this Committee issued its first Report, in which the movements of twenty-nine strictly migratory species were traced from the time of their arrival on our shores in the Spring of 1905 until they settled down to breed. The present is the second Report of this Committee, and it deals with the movements of the same species, and five additional ones in the Spring of 1906. No comparison is made between the results obtained in 1906 and 1905, and, although the Committee are, no doubt, perfectly right in refusing to generalize on so comparatively slender a basis as the records obtained in two years only, nevertheless a comparative statement of the facts recorded in the two years would have been a very great gain, and need not have involved any expression of opinion. For instance, the areas of arrival of most of the species seem to have been the same in both years. Thus we now have evidence that the Garden Warbler, Wood Warbler and Landrail have arrived solely on the western half of the south coast, and the Whinchat, Common and Lesser
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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.