Date: 7/3/18 6:57 am From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: [BIRDCHAT] Article on Maryland pelagic history and award to Richard A. Rowlett
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---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Phil Davis <pdavis...> Date: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:06 PM Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Article on Maryland pelagic history and award to Richard A. Rowlett To: <BIRDCHAT...>
In the current issue of the Maryland Ornithological Society's journal, Maryland Birdlife, is an article, penned by yours truly, entitled, "The Maryland/District of Columbia Records Committee Presents the First Richard A. Rowlett Field Excellence Award to Richard A. Rowlett."
Rich Rowlett was a powerhouse birder in Maryland during the decade of the 1970s. Among other claims to fame, Rich pioneered Maryland pelagic birding with many notable regional accomplishments. However, most contemporary east coast birders know virtually nothing about Rich since he left our area in 1981. Rich is now retired and lives in the Seattle area.
A few years ago, our records committee established an award to recognize field birders who have risen above and beyond the call of duty to find, document, and publish information on regional rarities. The first award is being presented to Rich and henceforth the award will be named after him.
The article that appears in Maryland Birdlife is an abridged version of a very complete and detailed compendium of Rich's activities, records, and publications from the 1970s. Hopefully, the unabridged version can serve as a valuable reference covering Maryland and regional birding during the 1970s through the prism of Rich's experiences. The manuscript focuses on Maryland; however, it also covers, in detail, Rich's activities in Virginia, North Carolina, and Delaware.
The link, below, will enable you download either the abridged or unabridged PDF documents: