WOSNews Issue 180

June-July 2019

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Brian H. Bell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By Jennifer Kauffman

WOS has given its Zella M. Schultz Lifetime Achievement Award to Brian H. Bell for his long-term commitment to leading monthly field trips for multiple birding organizations. …..

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2019 WOS Conference By the Numbers

How many attended the 2019 WOS Conference in Moses Lake? How many species did they see? How many tee shirts were bought? Get these and other numbers…..
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From the Board

By Jennifer Kauffman

Jennifer Kauffman reprises the WOS annual conference in Moses Lake, notes that the board has completed publication of the WOS 2019 member directory, and discusses new volunteer opportunities at WOS…..
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The Search for Quiet to Listen to Birdsong

By Jeff Gibson

Jeff Gibson heads into the deepest, darkest parts of Fort Townsend State Park to escape the racket of ambulances, cars, airplanes, and the local paper mill. He never achieved complete background silence but still appreciated hearing Olive-sided Flycatcher, Barred Owl and Common Raven …..
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Birdsong is a sweet chorus but the singers are struggling to survive.

By Stephen Moss

Listening to birdsong doesn’t just bring us physical benefits – it also helps improve our mental and emotional health, happiness and well-being. We need to do what we can to protect the birds if we want to continue hearing their songs…..
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A Fall Day at Hawk Mountain

By Eric Dudley

Eric describes his and his wife’s three-day visit last October to Hawk Mountain, on the Kittitinny Ridge in eastern Pennsylvania. As the sun replaced mist, Eric and Mary Kay began to see a dazzling array of raptors that brought them to this well-known spot: Osprey, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, and Cooper’s Hawk. …..
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