Date: 1/4/18 10:24 am
From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Welcoming Message of ABA
I saw several Iiwis on y one visit to Hawaii, in 1976.  They are awesome!

On 1/4/2018 10:14:55 AM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
I found the message from the ABA President, Jeff Gordon apropos of a recent thread:
“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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