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TWS member Patrick Magee honored for ornithology work

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As a wildlife biology professor and Thornton chair of biology at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Patrick Magee has dedicated a career to researching the birds around him and instilling a passion for wildlife in his students. He credits his mother, who recently died, with awakening in him a love of the outdoors, and it’s a love he shares with his students on hikes across the Colorado plains, backpacking trips into the high country and rafting adventures through the desert. “My main teaching philosophy is to do experiential, deep immersion and balance the physical, intellectual, sensual and spiritual into these field experiences,” Magee said. “It seems to work pretty well.” Patrick Magee stands with Karen Levad after he received the award named for her husband, the Rich Levad Award, from the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. The president of the TWS Colorado Chapter, Magee is a professor at Western State Colorado University and the founder of Sisk-a-dee, a nonprofit that works to conserve the threatened Gunnison sage-grouse. To honor his contributions, the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies has awarded him the Rich Levad Award, which recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in ornithology and the inspiration they have given others. [...]


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