Phyllis Barclay-Smith

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Phyllis Barclay-Smith (1903 – 2 January 1980) was a British ornithologist. She was editor of the Avicultural Magazine, and built up the International Council of Bird Preservation. In 1958 she became the first woman to receive an MBE for work in conservation, and in 1971 she was made CBE.[1]


  • British birds on lake, river and stream, 1939
  • British and American game birds, 1939
  • Garden birds, 1945
  • A book of ducks, 1951
  • (tr.) The Bird: its life and structure by Gertrud Hess
  • (tr.) Birds of the world: their life and habits by Paul Barruel, 1954
  • Woodland birds, 1955


  1. ^ Catherine M. Haines, International Women in Science, pp.19-20

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