Date: 11/10/20 5:06 pm From: Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...> Subject: RE: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
Roger Linfield was a great person. I first met him on Attu Island in May 1985, yes Attu Class of 1985. Roger and maybe 7 more of us were young at the time and fit enough to chase all the Attu rarities on foot and on bicycles where we were delighted to see three bird species new to North America, Oriental Pratincole, Siberian Blue Robin, and Asian Brown Flycatcher. During dinner our group sat together and shared our personal stories of which Roger’s were, of course, the most impressive and they became even more impressive in the following years. R.I.P. Roger.
From: <cobirds...> [mailto:<cobirds...>] On Behalf Of Larry Modesitt
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:55 AM
To: Colorado Birds
Subject: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
Colorado has lost a great one, as Roger Linfield yesterday lost an eight-month battle to cancer. He rose to the top (literally and figuratively) in many fields. Birders and Peak-baggers know him as the seventh person in the Fourteener/400 Club, reached after he climbed all of the 14,000’ peaks and saw 400 birds in Colorado. His name sits at the top of listers for such varied counties as Phillips and Clear Creek. Prior to peak-bagging, he was one of the nation’s top rock climbers, and he was a valued leader for the Colorado Mountain Club. After all of those exploits, Roger became interested kayaking. Many of these activities were shared with his wife, Brenda, who was a key board member of Colorado Field Ornithologists and joined Roger in the Fourteener/400 Club. For NASA’s Joint Propulsion Laboratory, then later at Ball Aerospace that brought him to Colorado, he was Dr. Roger Linfield, a celebrated astronomer. Roger led many of us on a remarkable trail of accomplishment, togetherness, and inspiration. I cherish the times we spent together, and I value what he taught me. He will be missed greatly—by many.