WOSNews Issue 193

October 2021 – November 2021

Youngest-ever PSYBF grantee takes us to birding camp

By Sierra Downes

The youngest-ever recipient of the Patrick Sullivan Young Birder’s Fund award tells us about her 10 days at Camp Chiricahua in southweast Arizona. And what an experience it was! Sierra Downes, 13, says she learned tons and also made her first young birder friends. She also racked up a list of sightings that would be the envy of most Northwest birders. “I will forever remember this wonderful experience,” she writes.. Read more >>>


From the Board: What has the WOS Board been working on?  

By Ed Pullen

WOS Board Member Ed PullenPlanning for the 2022 annual conference, of course, but other important matters too. Newly-elected and re-elected officers and board members began their terms October 1st.  WOS Board Member Ed Pullen thanks current and outgoing board members for their contributions and discusses a few things the board has been focusing on: policy statements on diversity and on non-discrimination and anti-harassment; the Patrick Sullivan Young Birder Fund; and a wonderful new benefit for WOS members: a free membership to Cornell University’s Birds of the World. Read more >>>


 

The talented tubenose

By Tom Bancroft

Northern FulmarTom Bancroft describes his lifelong fascination with tubenoses, which he has encountered on two trips to Iceland. In particular, he is impressed with how they fly and the seemingly effortless way they can fly huge distances. The name of one of these tubenoses, the Northern Fulmar, means Foul Gull in Old Norse. To find out why read more >>>


 

State raises Ferruginous Hawk’s status from threatened to endangered

By KUOW-FM Staff

Ferruginous Hawk The hawks were once plentiful in the Mid-Columbia region, based on the number of nests found near Kiona in Benton County. But since the mid-1990s, there has been a significant decline. Surveyors found an average of 55 breeding pairs between 1992 and 1995; this year: 32 Read more >>>


 

Washington Field Notes for June-July 2019

Ryan Merrill

Ryan Merrill, field notes editorA Pacific Golden-Plover was found in Douglas County in July, as was a Whimbrel. A Red Knot was seen in Walla Walla in late July. Read about these and other unusual sightings, such as the rare Guadalupe Murrelet appearing in Westport in late July, the first to be seen on land in the state. Read more >>>

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