Date: 1/31/19 2:11 pm
From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>
Subject: Ornithology program announcement (no bird sightings reported)
Hi - 

As some of you may know, I have recently retired from my job in western Oregon, and relocated to Wilmington.

I received the message below from Prof.  Douglas Robinson at Oregon State University.  My apologies in advance if this is not appropriate for this listserve.  

It basically is an announcement of a newly designed undergraduate degree program for students with a particular interest in birds and birding.  I played a very small role in the planning for this program, and can attest to its value.  I wish something like this was available back in the dark ages when I was an undergraduate.

Wayne Hoffman
Wilmington NC

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From: W. Douglas Robinson <w.douglas.robinson...>
Date: 1/31/2019 4:30:47 PM
Subject: Send to NC/SC Birds list for us?
To: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>

Hi Wayne,

Hope you are enjoying the east coast! I wonder, given that you are there now, would you be willing to post this message advertising our new ornithology program to that list? Thanks for considering.


RH: Study birds in college at Oregon State University
Are you deciding where to attend college? Do you know someone who is?
Want to study birds? Of course, you do!
I am the Director of a newly organized ornithology program at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. In Corvallis, we have more than 30 PhD-level ornithologists, most of whom focus on field ornithology, conservation and ecology.
Our ornithology program emphasizes hands-on experiential learning and we currently offer 7 bird classes, more than any program in the country.
Imagine going to college and getting to take a bird class every year, starting with your freshman year!
If you’re a birder, we are the place for you. Oregon has more than 535 species, a super active eBirding community, and a huge diversity of amazing habitats and natural areas from the Pacific Ocean to the top of Mount Hood.
If you just love birds and want to study their behavior or work to conserve them, we have a top-rated group of professors and graduate students who can help you.
Please check our web page and consider joining us at OSU. We’re the FLOCK! []
All the best,
Dr. Douglas Robinson
Mace Professor of Watchable Wildlife
Director, OSU FLOCK []
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