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David B. Marshall


Chris Merkord

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DAVID B. MARSHALL, a member of the AOU since 1942 (elective member in 1974), AFO since 1989, COS since 1946, RR since 1993, Waterbird Society since 2000, and WOS since 1974 peacefully passed away 22 Nov 2011 following a prolonged illness. Starting in the 1950’s he worked on various wildlife refuges, including Malheur National Wildlife Refuge where he served with refuge manager John Scharff. Later he was instrumental in establishing Basket Slough, Finley, and Ankeny wildlife refuges in the Willamette Valley. In 1973 he became chief biologist for birds and mammals in the endangered species program in Washington, D.C. After retirement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1981 he worked as a consultant to Oregon Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife. In 2003, he co-authored a seven hundred page reference book Birds of Oregon, which has been called “the definitive source for Oregon ornithology”.

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