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A History of Oregon Ornithology: From Territorial Days to the Rise of Birding

Edited by Alan L. Contreras, Vjera E. Thompson, and Nolan M. Clements

Published in November of 2022 by the Oregon State University Press, A History of Ornithology is a book that Oregon birders might want to own and give as a gift and read.

A History of Oregon OrnithologyIt takes readers from the Lewis and Clark expedition, through the professionalization of the field, and into the mid-20th century, focusing on how birding and related amateur field observation grew outside the realms of academia and conservation agencies.

The first two editors are familiar names if you regularly read The Quail. The third one isn’t from that far away either—just one county north of Lane. FMI or to order,