WOSNews Issue 177

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State Scientists Studying Seabird Status

By Ron Post

The list of perils faced by most seabirds is long and, with warming waters, has been growing longer. State seabird expert Scott Pearson is trying to understand what’s going on with Washington’s seabirds….

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Meet WOS’s New President

By Eric Dudley

New WOS President Eric Dudley introduces himself and talks about his goals for WOS….
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From the Board

By Eric Dudley

New WOS President Eric Dudley thanks some WOS volunteers, urges WOS members who can’t make it in person to WOS monthly meetings to “attend” using Go To Meeting software, and provides some intriguing details about the upcoming Annual Conference in Moses Lake ….
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No Shortage of Ideas for Next Issue of Washington Birds

By Ron Post and Ed Swan

A Q & A with WOS’s new journal editor, Ed Swan. He discusses the recently published Volume 12 of Washington Birds and what he is looking for in Volume 13….
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Introducing the Urban Raptor Conservancy

By the Editor

The nonprofit, which recently received 501(c)3 status,is dedicated to studying and protecting Cooper’s Hawks and other urban raptors. Leader Ed Deal discusses its agenda….
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Washington’s Wonderful Rufous Hummingbird

By Thomas Bancroft

eBird now covers the globe and has amassed enough data to be able to show that Washington’s Rufous Hummingbird takes a clockwise path on its annual migration: up the Pacific Coast in spring and down the Rockies in fall….
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Washington Field Notes August-September 2017

By Ryan Merrill

Washington Field Notes reports on some of the most interesting sightings for the August – September 2017 period, including Washington’s first and North America’s third Swallow-tailed Gull…
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