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Nigerian Bird Atlas Project

Date posted: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Organisers seek historical records for inclusion.

ABC has received a request for help from the Nigerian Atlas organisers as follows:

The Nigerian Bird Atlas is underway and well into its second successful year. There are many expats that spent the 60's and 70's in Nigeria that are now retired back in the UK. Many will have been birders and will have records from those days lying in old notebooks. We need to get these records into the Atlas and secure this historical archive: changes in Africa are profound on a decadal basis as you know and understanding these historical changes will help us manage the future changes. If you have any such records, we (the organisers) will organise their collection. Ideally a home visit by a Nigerian ornithologist visiting the UK for this purpose in April 2018. There is still a great opportunity to get this knowledge recorded and the now ageing birders to relive some of their past birding glory by passing on their records and recollections to the new generation of Nigerian birders and ornithologists. Please contact Professor Will Cresswell directly by email at wrlc@st-and.ac.uk. Many thanks for all and any help! More information on the Atlas Project can be found on their website here.

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