Earle R. Greene was active in GOS at the time our founding in 1936 and served as the second GOS president, 1938-1939. He is also recognized as the founder of the Louisiana Ornithological Society. He worked for a time as a refuge manager for the US Biological Survey at the Okefenokee and other refuges. He was also an avid birder and lister. He kept careful field notes of birds seen in Atlanta in the 1920s and 1930s. From these records he wrote one of the first annotated checklists printed in the state – “Birds of the Atlanta, Georgia, Area” – in 1933. He was a co-editor and a major contributor to the first annotated checklist of Georgia birds published by GOS in 1945. When he passed away in 1975, this award was established in his memory.
These awards depend on nominations, your nominations, of individuals you think deserve consideration for the award. A person may be nominated for:
A person may be nominated in any of the three categories either for
The award selection committee consists of John Swiderski, chair, Giff Beaton and Terry Moore. Nominations should be sent to:
All nominations received are kept in the pending file and are evaluated by the committee each year.
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