Date: 4/26/19 8:56 am From: Tom Crabtree <tc...> Subject: [obol] Re: Kudos to Jeff Fleischer
I will second Chuck's remarks. It is a labor of love and Jeff does a phenomenal job. He even apologized when he took a well-deserved vacation in Hawaii that he wasn't going to be inputting data when he was gone. Thanks for all you do, Jeff, you are amazing!
Tom Crabtree, Bend
-----Original Message----- From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Charles Gates Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 8:31 AM To: OBOL Subject: [obol] Kudos to Jeff Fleischer
Another winter raptor season has come to a conclusion and it occurred to me that we, as a collective birding community, should show our appreciation to Jeff Fleischer for all the amazing work he has done on this extensive project. If you don't know, Jeff manages the wild beast known as the ECAS Winter Raptor Surveys. This involves recruiting hundreds of volunteers to visit over 300 routes looking for any raptor they can find. Routes are found throughout Oregon, southern Washington, northern California and Idaho. Each month, he collects hundreds of data sheets from all these routes and crunches those numbers into monthly summaries. At the end of the year, all the numbers are collated and tallied and sent to the Peregrine Fund for inclusion in their permanent database. He's been doing this for 15 years and the most amazing part is he still plans on doing it again next year (instead of running screaming into the night like I would do). OBTW - all of his work is done on a volunteer basis.
I would like to give a round of applause, 3 chears, a hooraw, 4 atta-boys, 2 kudos and a full dozen felicitations to Mr. Fleischer for a very difficult job done very well.
-- It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. Mark Twain