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<ul><li><p>ACCOUNTS 31st December 1983 </p><p>BALANCE SHEET as at 31st December 1983 1983 </p><p>E L General Fund Assets Investments at Cost </p><p>(Market Value E48,344 (1982-E36,905)) 14,488 </p><p>Current Assets Sundry Assets and Debtors Income Tax recoverable National Savings Bank Rank Balances and Cash: </p><p>Deposit Account Current Account </p><p>National Westminster Bank plc </p><p>Cash in hand </p><p>1,191 904 </p><p>21,238 </p><p>18,379 3,699 </p><p>9 </p><p>45,420 _ _ _ ~ </p><p>Deduct: Current Liabilities Academic Press Sundry Creditors and Reserves Due to R. &amp; S.P. Fund Subscriptions received in advance </p><p>6,823 1,786 1,276 </p><p>19,660 </p><p>Net Current Assets </p><p>Special Reserve Fund Assets Investments at Cost </p><p>Bank Deposit </p><p>Life Membership Fund Assets Investments at Cost </p><p>Rank Deposit </p><p>Endowment Fund Assets (a) 'The Landsborough and Mary 'I'homson </p><p>Investments at cost (Market Value E19,315 (1982--L15,572)) Bank Deposit </p><p>(b) R. &amp; S.P. Fund Investments at cost (Market Value J;7,400 (1 982-L4,794)) Bank Deposit Due from General Fund </p><p>(Market Value L16,458 (1982-&amp;14,009)) </p><p>(Market Value L6,081 (1982---L4,772)) </p><p>Research Fund </p><p>29,545 </p><p>15,875 </p><p>30,363 </p><p>10,244 208 </p><p>10,452 </p><p>4,159 492 </p><p>~~ 4,651 </p><p>10,918 92 </p><p>-~ 11,010 </p><p>L63,320 </p><p>1982 L L </p><p>14,488 </p><p>1,021 868 </p><p>19,169 </p><p>19,243 1,048 </p><p>-~ </p><p>41,349 </p><p>10,543 3,919 </p><p>~ </p><p>19,798 </p><p>34,260 </p><p>7,089 </p><p>2 1,571 </p><p>9,721 171 </p><p>~~ 9,892 </p><p>4,159 542 </p><p>4,701 -~ ~ </p><p>10,918 92 </p><p>I1.010 </p><p>HEPORI' OF T H E AUDITORS TO T H E MEMBERS OF T I E BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS' L'UION </p><p>We have audited the Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure Account of the Union for the year ended 31st December 1983 in accordance with approved Auditing Standards. In our opinion the Accounts give a true and fair view of the state of the Union's affairs at 3 1st- December 1983 and of the surplus for the year ended on that date and are in accordance with the books and records of the Union and with the information and explanations given to us. Chile House, 20 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9BA 6 March 1984 </p><p>I logg Bullirnore 8; Co. ('hartwed Accountant5 </p></li><li><p>BALANCE SHEET as at 31st December 1983-contd. </p><p>E General Fund Balance at 1st January 1983 Surplus (Deficit) of income over expenditure </p><p>for the year ended 31st December 1983 </p><p>1983 E 21,146 </p><p>5,766 </p><p>Deduct: Interest free loan to West Palaearctic Birds Limited </p><p>26,912 </p><p>(3,000) </p><p>Reserve for Office Automation Research and Special Publications Account Balance at 1st January 1983 A d d : Transfer from members subscription </p><p>income </p><p>The Landsborough and Mary Thomson Research Fund </p><p>R. &amp; S.P. Fund David Lack Appeal Donation </p><p>Gross Income from: </p><p>3,431 </p><p>5,000 </p><p>1,340 479 </p><p>1,276 - </p><p>Deduct: Grants and Expenses Cost of Check Lists David Lack Appeal transferred </p><p>to R. &amp; S.P. Fund </p><p>5,210 3,585 </p><p>3,276 </p><p>Less: Receipts from Check Lists 12,071 5,996 </p><p>Special Reserve Fund (The capital may be used with the </p><p>authority of the members. The income is General Revenue) </p><p>Balance at 1st January 1983 A d d : Transferred from Life </p><p>Membership Fund Net gains on sale of investments </p><p>Life Membership Fund (The capital may not be used. The </p><p>Balance at 1st January 1983 Deduct : Compounded subscriptions of </p><p>income is General Revenue) </p><p>deceased life members transferred to Special Reserve Fund </p><p>Endowment Fund (The capital may not be used. The </p><p>income goes to the Research and Special Publications Account) </p><p>(a) The Landsborough and Mary Thomson Research Fund </p><p>Balance at 1st January 1983 (b) R. &amp; S.P. Fund Balance at 1st January 1983 David Lack Appeal transferred </p><p>from Research and SDecial </p><p>1 1,526 </p><p>6,075 </p><p>9,892 </p><p>E E </p><p>23,912 1,000 </p><p>4,091 6,509 </p><p>- </p><p>5,451 </p><p>30,363 </p><p>50 510 </p><p>~ 10,452 </p><p>4.701 </p><p>50 4,651 </p><p>11,010 </p><p>1982 E E 25,580 </p><p>(4,434) ~ </p><p>21,146 </p><p>(3,Ow 18,146 </p><p>- </p><p>2,660 </p><p>3,750 </p><p>1,262 442 72 </p><p>1,000 </p><p>9,186 </p><p>10,600 4,845 </p><p>5,755 __ 3,431 </p><p>~ </p><p>21,577 </p><p>8,178 </p><p>1,714 ~ 9,892 </p><p>4,701 </p><p>- </p><p>- 4,701 </p><p>3,568 3,568 </p><p>11,010 </p><p>Publications Accoun; 3,276 - ~ 6,844 __ 3,568 </p><p>__ E63,320 E50,748 </p><p>J. F. MONK, President P. J. WILKINSON, Treasurer 6 March 1984 Note: The Balfour Library which was received in 1974 as a bequest from the late Lewis Balfour was valued for Probate at E9,500 but it is not included in the Accounts. </p><p>~ __ ~ ~ </p><p>on behalf of the Council </p></li><li><p>450 BRITISH OKNI'THOI~OGISTS' UNIOY I H ~ S 126 </p><p>INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT for the year ended 31st December 1983 1983 1982 </p><p>L INCOME Ibis Sales to non-memhers Income from sales of back numbers Advertisement income Reprints </p><p>Members' Subscriptions C uri-en t Xrrears </p><p>E </p><p>33,577 3.247 2.546 1,601 </p><p>25.569 116 </p><p>E E 6 x </p><p>16,157 1 60 </p><p>A l d d : lncumc- '['ax rccovrred u p to llecember I983 on coi-enanted suhscriptions </p><p>25,685 16.317 </p><p>1.316 </p><p>/,(,AT: Amount transferred to Research and Special Publications Account </p><p>Gross Income from Investments Jn\ cstmcnts Ilank Ikposi ts </p><p>Sundry Income 110 nations L~.Ls: Transfer to Reserve f o i </p><p>.Automation </p><p>Sundry Sales </p><p>LESS: EXPENDI'TUIIE Ibis Paper Printing and Binding Illustrations Advertisement costs Reprints Compiling Indices Honoraria to Editors Editor's Expenses Distribution Insurance of Stock Storage Rent on Back Numbers Advertising Back Numbers Amount due to Academic Press per </p><p>Agreement being their share of the surplus on the Joint Account </p><p>Administration Clerical Assistance Printing, Stationery and Equipment Postage and Telephone Sundries Audit and Accountancy </p><p>1,164 </p><p>1,000 </p><p>2,868 22,610 </p><p>630 407 </p><p>1,340 137 525 766 </p><p>4,865 22 18 50 </p><p>14,334 ~ ~~ </p><p>6,470 900 860 844 45 1 </p><p>Miscellaneous Subscriptions and Donations 488 Expenses of Meetings 2,040 </p><p>Revision of Dictionary Preparation of Mascarenes Volume </p><p>Surplus (Deficit) of Income over Expenditure </p><p>25,685 </p><p>i ,000 </p><p>4,175 2.732 </p><p>I64 225 </p><p>17.633 </p><p>3.750 </p><p>4,568 3.023 </p><p>20.68.5 11,881 </p><p>7,507 7,591 </p><p>389 </p><p>272 I 27 </p><p>399 </p><p>69,552 </p><p>2,5 I7 19,941 </p><p>445 324 </p><p>1,064 126 525 890 </p><p>5,894 22 18 25 </p><p>12,283 48,572 ~~~ 44,074 </p><p>6,090 1,169 </p><p>842 1,046 </p><p>43 1 9,525 ~ - .. 9,578 </p><p>276 1,151 </p><p>54,118 </p><p>2,528 1,427 2,671 2,567 </p><p>A 9 0 906 . , ., ~ 63,786 ~~ 58,552 </p></li><li><p>1984 BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS UNION 45 1 </p><p>UNION MEDAL: CITATION </p><p>Stanley Cramp, photographed here (left) with Bruce Campbell, Chief Editor of A dictionary of birds. As President of the BOU, Mr Cramp was a member of the editorial advisory committee who wet- nursed this third encyclopaedic dictionary, to be published in 1985 as successor to the Newton (1896) and </p><p>Landsborough Thomson (1964) editions. (Press Photos Ltd., 1969) </p><p>Stanley Cramp, OBE, BA, the 29th recipient of the Union Medal, provides an excellent example of the amateur bird-watcher who, in the best tradition of British ornithology, achieves national and international fame through work of outstanding distinction in his chosen fields of interest, especially those of bird distribution and conservation. Born in 1913, he took his BA at Manchester University in 1934 and then, the same year, entered the Customs and Excise. Apart from war service in the Royal Air Force as a navigator (trained in Canada), there he remained until he retired early, in January 1970, to become a professional ornithologist on taking up his present full-time post as Chairman of the Board of West Palaearctic Birds Ltd-a non-profit company with responsibility for the general planning and financial direction of the new, seven-volume handbook The birds of the Western Pulearctic (a project with which his name in particular will now always be associated). </p><p>Plans for a comprehensive modern handbook, to succeed the famous one on British birds edited by H. F. Witherby (published 193941) but covering amuch wider faunal area, had been in the minds of the then Editors of the journal British Birds for some years. Stanley Cramps own connexion with that publication had dated from 1960, when he became a member of the newly constituted Notes Panel and joined P. A. D. Hollom, E. M. Nicholson, and I. J. Ferguson-Lees on the Editorial Board, and he took over as Senior Editor in 1963 (a position he still holds today). The International Ornithological Congress at Oxford in July 1966 provided an opportunity to explain and discuss the scheme for the publication of The birds ofthe Western Pulearctic, and the large measure of interest shown and the promises of international support given were most encouraging. Unforeseen difficulties in finding the necessary finance to cover the considerable cost involved in the production of the early volumes delayed the project for nearly four more years but work was then begun by an editorial team of British and Dutch ornithologists with Cramp as Chief Editor, and the first volumes appeared in 1977, 1980 and 1983. Though much of the writing and detailed editing of the book has been done by others, Cramps firm direction and guidance and his own sections dealing with distribution. and population (above all the outstanding maps) are essential contributions to what has become an internationally acclaimed success. Further, without his perseverance and unremitting efforts, the project would certainly have floundered on more than one occasion when threatened by financial and other crises (especially during the earlier years). Now, aged 70, he continues the work-with the fourth volume in the press, the fifth in progress and the last two still to come. </p><p>Over the years, both as an amateur and professional ornithologist, Stanley Cramp has played important roles in the organizations of British ornithology: the London Natural History Society (Member of Council, Chairman of the Ornithological Committee and Vice-president), the British Trust for Ornithology (Council Member, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee and Vice-president), the </p></li><li><p>452 BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS UNION IBIS 126 </p><p>Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Council Member, Chairman of Council, and Vice-president) and the British Ornithologists Union, to which he was elected in 1951 (Member of Council 1964-67, Vice-president 197478, and President 1979-83). His work for bird conservation has been of outstanding value, especially as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Toxic Chemicals set up by the BTO and RSPB in 1961 which led to the publication of five pioneering reports (Death of birds and mammals from toxic chemicals) under his authorship. Since 1975, he has been a Member of the Nature Conservancy Council for England, becoming Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Birds in 1982 (having previously served on a similar committee under the Home Office and Department of the Environment). He has also been active in the field of international bird conservation-for example, serving with the British Section of the International Council for Bird Preservation (as Treasurer) and advising the EEC-and his book Bird conservation in Europe (1977) has been translated into Italian, Danish and German. </p><p>All this intense activity in what might be called the politics of ornithology has not prevented Stanley Cramp from undertaking active fieldwork from time to time and travelling widely in Europe and the Middle East. Major ornithological papers include those on territory in the Coot (British Birds 1936), the birds of Inner London (British Birds 1951 and 1966), the irruption of tits (British Birds 1961), and the behaviour of the Wood Pigeon (Bird Study 1958, Ibis 1972). 1974 saw the publication of the book The seabirds of Britain and Ireland, incorporating the results of Operation Seafarer (1969-70), which he wrote with W. R. P. Bourne and David Saunders. </p><p>Already much honoured for his contributions to ornithology and services to nature conservation (Bernard Tucker Medal of the BTO, Gold Medal of the RSPB, Stamford Raffles Medal of the Zoological Society of London, Order of the British Empire), Stanley Cramp is eminently deserving of the Union Medal. </p><p>ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1984 </p><p>In recognition of our Cardiff conference, with the theme Food and feeding: strategies and behaviour, being located in the Principality, it began on Thursday night with the President introducing one of the pioneers of Welsh ornithology, Col. Morrey Salmon. The Colonel completes 50 years membership of the Union this year. He recalled his first meeting with the evenings young speaker, Peter Hope Jones, at that time compiling a bird checklist in Welsh (Ingram and Morrey Salmon had become known as the authorities on Welsh bird names which they had tried to reduce to one for each species-they found some 30 Welsh names for Chaffinch!). Peter Hope, in the course of a fascinating and wide-ranging talk, indicated the lack of a real tradition of research on birds in Wales; however the Welsh certainly lavished hospitality on the ornithologists registered for the conference. Not only did Peter Morgan recruit all the National Museums Zoology Department staff to attend to our every need, from collecting people from the station and manning the projection room to filling individual folders with useful information to hand to new arrivals and opening locked doors, but on Friday-after a full day of lectures--the Museums Director, Dr D. A. Bassett, received us in the grand entrance of the museum, furnished for the evening uith chairs and tables where we could sit chatting until late with old and new-found friends as we partook of a most generous buffet, and viewed the exhibitions especially mounted for us on 75 Years of Ornithology in Wales (a second, improved showing of the exhibition reviewed in Ibis 124: 403) and The work of F. W. Frohawk, an early member of the BOU. Disappointingly the facilities for poster presentations which would have al-so been displayed here were not taken up, except for two local exhibits (summarized below) which were mounted outside the lecture hall so that they could be studied a t leisure during the weekend. </p><p>On Saturday we had papers only in the morning: in the afternoon we again experienced Peter Morgans enthusiastic efficiency. Driven by coach to Kenfig Pool and Dunes Local Nature Reserve, the sraff were present in force to show us round and feed us with Welsh cakes and tea when we came back to the Centre. Col. Morrey Salmon, whose campaigning over a quarter of a century helped to preserve the area from development, was well to the fore, though heard to complain that, at 92, he does not get over stiles as easily as he used to! Although numerous birds were seen, migrants were little in evidence. </p><p>In order that there should be no need to hurry back from the excursion, this year the BOUs Annual General Meeting was programmed for Sunday morning, just after breakfast, and this did not seem materially to diminish the attendance. All that remained on our return from Kenfig was to prepare for the Annual Dinner. The Universitys Aberdare Hall is rightly proud of its day-to-day cuisine; for the Dinner they excelled themselves, while the generously available bar provided an excellent choice of wines. The Hall may just have celebrated its centenary but its facilities compared very favourably with new universit) residences. </p><p>Whether the Welsh are by nature birdwatchers or not, an increasing numker are developing as ornithologists and it is to be hoped that bv the time the BOU next meets in Wales the work of these pioneers will hav...</p></li></ul>