Northern Seas & Coasts: Ornithological highlights from Scotlands northern waters

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    SBRO Acknowledgements


Many people have been of help in this enterprise:

The late Ray Murray was the leader of the Digital Scottish Bird Report Project. Ian Andrews and Stephen Hunter have been instrumental in developing and maintaining this website and the database which serves it; without them it would not have been possible to establish this archive.

Others have granted permission to freely use their material. Some have helped in getting permission to use the reports from the branch, club and organisation committees that publish the local bird reports for the various organisations concerned. Others have managed to find old computer files and forward old bird reports. Our apologies for anyone that has been left out.

Angus & Dundee: Jon Cook and Bob McCurley

Argyll: Paul Daw, the Argyll Bird Club Management Committee and David Jardine

Ayrshire: Fraser Simpson

Borders: Ray Murray

Clyde: Val Wilson, the late Jim Wilson, Iain Gibson and David Clugston

Clyde Islands: Bernie Zonfrillo and David Clugston

Dumfries & Galloway: Paul Collin and Duncan Irving

Highland: Al McNee and David Jardine

Isle of May: Margaret Thorne, The Isle of May Observatory Trust and Mark Oksien

Lothian: Ian Andrews

Moray & Nairn: Martin Cook

Orkney: Jim Williams

Perth & Kinross: Ron Youngman and Scott Paterson

Upper Forth: Neil Beilby, Chris Pendlebury, Murray Dickie, Andre Theil and Marilyn Scott for the board of The Forth Naturalist.

Rarities: Keith Naylor is thanked for allowing his definitive database of rarity records to be included on this website


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