LOS 2008 AWARDS
 

Dr. George H. Lowery Award:

The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors DR. JOHN OíNEILL on this 29th day of April 2006 for his positive influence on Louisiana bird and habitat conservation. For many years he has organized and led ornithological expeditions to Peru and other South American countries to study the avifauna in this under-explored region. Through these expeditions he has contributed numerous specimens to the LSU Museum of Natural Science resulting in the Museumís collection being recognized as one of the premier collections in the world. His work and personal influence has encouraged many of the brightest ornithological students in the world to attend LSUís graduate program in ornithology leading to its excellent stature nationwide. His engaging personality, outstanding reputation and willingness to speak with birding and natural science organizations in Louisiana has spread his enthusiasm for birds and birding to many people in our State.


LOS Presidentís Awards:

The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors LINDA BEALL on this 29th day of April 2006 for her instrumental role as a hummingbird bander in collecting essential data on these unique birds and in working to ensure the viability of hummingbird populations. Additionally, by volunteering to band at birding festivals and other events throughout Louisiana, she has not only educated the public on hummingbirds and their ressential needs, but also has encouraged folks to garden for hummers and report their hummingbirds to the banding network so that critical information can be obtained. Her work not only provides birders with an exciting new winter birding experience, but also provides hummingbirds wintering in Louisiana with critical cover and food resources.

The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors HUBERT C. HERVEY JR. on this 29th day of April 2006 for his years of research surveying and documenting the nesting of the endangered interior subspecies of Least Tern on the Red River of Louisiana and Arkansas that has greatly enhanced the knowledge of this subspecies. Furthermore, the results of his outstanding work will be critical in persuading the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and others to preserve remaining nesting habitat and to restore habitat destroyed by the damming of the Red River. Hubert serves a key role in ensuring the viability of the interior subspecies of Least Tern through his dedicated research on this endangered bird and his commitment to preserving and enhancing their nesting habitat on the Red River.

The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors DAVE PATTON on this 29th day of April 2006 for his instrumental role as a hummingbird bander in collecting essential data on these unique birds and in working to ensure the viability of hummingbird populations. Additionally, by volunteering to band at birding festivals and other events throughout Louisiana, he has not only educated the public on hummingbirds and their ressential needs, but also has encouraged folks to garden for hummers and report their hummingbirds to the banding network so that critical information can be obtained. His work not only provides birders with an exciting new winter birding experience, but also provides hummingbirds wintering in Louisiana with critical cover and food resources.

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