Date: 1/4/18 10:14 am
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [obol] Welcoming Message of ABA
I found the message from the ABA President, Jeff Gordon apropos of a recent

"Birders know well that the healthiest, most dynamic choruses contain many
different voices. The birding community encompasses a wide variety of
interests, talents, and convictions. All are welcome. If you like birding,
we want to hear from you."

Having had several days of freezing fog in Bend, I find the thought of
morning choruses particularly delightful, as is the thought of chasing the
ABA bird of the year: .

In other news, it appears that the Emperor Goose isn't around anymore. The
last time it was seen was early morning on New Year's Day.

Tom Crabtree, Bend

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