Awards and Achevements
2010 LOUISIANA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY Awards Recipients
2010 Dr. George H. Lowery Award:
The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors JAMES L. INGOLD on this 24th day of April 2010 for his lifelong work studying Louisiana birds. Through his active bird banding program in north Louisiana information about migratory patterns, life histories and breeding birds in this region has increased significantly. His innovative research programs in other aspects of birds and bird behavior, including the chemistry of feather pigments, advance our avian knowledge. Furthermore, through his many presentations to the public, his active participation in the Shreveport Society for Nature Study Bird Study Group, his ornithology classes at LSUS and his editorship of the Journal of Louisiana Ornithology, he has inspired and enlightened many persons in the joys of observing birds and encouraged them to conserve these fascinating creatures.
2010 LOS Presidentís Awards:
2010 LOS Presidentís Awards:
The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors NANCY MENASCO on this 24th day of April 2010 for her strong support of wildlife conservation over many years. Since the inception of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, she has actively aided the refuge both as a volunteer and through various offices in the Friends of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge. Major successes that she led include the renovation of a temporary headquarters for the Refuge and the implementation of an annual avian monitoring program at the Refuge. As President of the Friends since 2007 and editor of its newsletter, she has brought positive attention to the Red River NWR and increased the number of volunteers on key projects.
The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors JERRY BERTRAND on this 24th day of April 2010 for his support of wildlife conservation in Louisiana. Not only has he been an active member and leader of the Friends of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, the support group for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, but he has also worked on many significant projects at the Refuge - volunteering well over 1000 hours of his time. Several of his major activities include creating trails, renovating the temporary headquarters, leading the Youth Conservation Corps program, maintaining moist soil impoundments and water control structures, ensuring refuge equipment operates properly and providing logistics for the annual refuge celebrations.
President's Awards Recipients
I nominate Hubert Hervey for the BSG's President's award. I believe that
Hubert has promoted the BSG and birding in Northwest Louisiana. He has served
the BSG as officer, board member, trip leader, count coordinator, and auctioneer.
Anyone who has ever been on a birding outing with Hubert knows that he is
not only an excellent birder, but for the rest of us, he adds much to the
birding experience. What kind of Christmas auction would we have without
Hubert raking in the money with his keen wit and charm? Hubert deserves
to receive the President's award not only because of his service to the
BSG but also his commitment to saving the Interior Least Tern. His dedication
to monitoring this species plight on the Red River should serve as an inspiration
to the rest of us. He has motored up and down the Red River in the hottest
part of the year and still found the motivation to face the bureaucracy
that control's the tern's survival. I think the BSG is a better organization
by having Hubert as a member and I think we should recognize his efforts
with this year's BSG President's Award.
Lifetime Service Awards Recipients
LAURENCE M. ''MAC" HARDY
I have only been a member of the BSG since about 1989 - hardly from the
beginning. During this time there have been many members who "gave
it their all." Among those are Pat Lonnecker, Shirley Huss (who served
as membership chair since the beginning and introduced me to Christmas Bird
Counts), Will Smolenski (who received the award 2 years ago), Betty Mason
(who was treasurer since forever), Larry Raymond, Hubert Hervey (who taught
me most of what I know about birding), Bill Wood, and Mac Hardy. There are
surely others that I've left off of the list.
THE FIRST LIFETIME SERVICE AWARDRequirements
Photo by: Jeff Trahan
LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
Is Presented To
BIRD STUDY GROUP
Shreveport Society for Nature Study, Inc.
December 10, 2002
While I realize that there are other members that have given a lifetime of service to our Bird Study Group, I strongly feel that Will Smolenski is worthy of the nomination of the Bird Study Group's first Lifetime Achievement Award.
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