WOSNews Issue 176


A Founder Reflects on First 30 Years of WOS

By Ron Post

Dennis Paulson, one of the founders of WOS, talks about the organization’s origins. He insisted on an emphasis on the scientific understanding of birds….

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Webmaster Amy Powell Moving On

By Amy Powell

Amy and William Powell have been WOS webmasters since 2015. Amy last year began a new career at Alaska Airlines and this fall is completing her Associates in Arts and Science Direct Transfer degree at Bellevue College. Amy recruited Jane Hadley to be the new WOS webmaster….
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A Fond Farewell from Outgoing WOS President

By Cindy McCormack

Among the highlights of the past year for WOS are work by Ed Swan on a rebooted edition of the Washington Birds journal, software that lets WOS members attend monthly meetings remotely, new and better email software, preservation and hosting of the Tweeters archives, and the annual conference in the Columbia Gorge….
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Vaux’s Happenings

By Larry Schwitters

Audubon’s Vaux’s Happening obtained an Important Bird Area designation of global significance for Washington State’s four most important Vaux’s Swift roost sites….
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From the Board

By Faye McAdams Hands

The board is busy planning the 2019 annual conference and will have more to say about it soon. Be sure to check out Christmas Bird Count information from all around the state that will be posted on the WOS website in November…
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Meadowlarks: Symbol of the Wild Hay Fields Before Harvest

By Thomas Bancroft

Tom reflects on what the Meadowlark of his childhood and today may be telling him …
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