January Photo Contest WinnerBushtit. Salem. January 3.
Photographer: Theresa Byrne
John Cassin 1813-1869
John Cassin was a Pennsylvania Quaker, businessman, and ornithologist.
He drew, engraved, and colored many of the illustrations published in the Pacific Railroad Surveys.
He was named curator of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences in 1842. A careful and talented taxonomist, Cassin named 198 birds not described in the works of his predecessors Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon.
He died of arsenic poisoning caused by his handling of bird skins preserved with arsenic. His collection, some 4,300 birds, was purchased for $500 by John Whipple Potter Jenks for Brown University's new museum of natural history.
Birds named for him are Cassin's Auklet, Cassin's Kingbird, Cassin's Vireo, Cassin's Sparrow, and Cassin's Finch.
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2018 OBA Annual Meeting
The 2018 Oregon Birding Association Annual Meeting will be September 28-30 in Garibaldi, Tillamook County.
On Saturday, September 29, Dr. Pepper Trail will speak on “Fighting Crime with Feathers: The Casebook of a Forensic Ornithologist.”
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High Count CBC Numbers
Alan Contreras, with help from Matt Hunter, prepared this table of all-time Oregon CBC high counts, based on data from the National Audubon/Cornell database.
Oregon Fund for Ornithology
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