Hello all, I am very sad to report that longtime subscriber of the listserv, Dr. Maurice Barnhill passed away last night. He was an active member of the birding community (especially in my home state of Delaware), and will be sorely missed by all. Below is a forwarded message from the DE-birds listserv regarding Dr. Barnhill.
Jerald ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Andrew Ednie <edni...@verizon.net> Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 12:08 PM Subject: [de-birds] Maurice Barnhill To: de-bi...@princeton.edu Hi everybody, It's with great sadness to announce that Maurice Barnhill passed away last night. He was in hospice at Christiana Hospital for a week, quietly went in his sleep. Maurice was awarded the Delmarva Ornithological Society's (DOS) "Outstanding Achievement in Ornithology" last year after a long and distinguished career. He was a co-author of "Bird of Delaware" (2000), served as Vice-president of DOS, Records committee, and council, found the first record of White-faced Storm-Petrel in North America about 15 miles east of Indian River Inlet, and wrote the report for Delaware first Lark Sparrow. Many birders are using Maurice's "Where to Find Birds in Delaware" today from the DOS web site. Maury was an early proponent of the American Birding Association. He wrote a series of articles on bird descriptions. He also had the highest Big Year for ABA once, only because his friend, Harold Morrin didn't submit his list. Maurice believed in mentoring the next generation, including current ABA president-Jeff Gordon, along with Andy Mack, ornithologist from Papua New Guinea, and Ted Parker, possibly the greatest field ornithologist of all time. Many birders don't know that Maurice was a high energy physicist at the University of Delaware. After graduating from University of North Carolina, he earned a Ph.D. from Stanford. There were 3 Nobel laureates on his doctoral dissertation board. His college class on Physical Science was a pre-requisite for many of the science programs, but Maury was not happy with the curriculum so he wrote his own textbook! There will be a memorial service at the U of D to be announced. Maury is survived by his brother Jim, his nieces, and many close friends in the birding community. I will be glad to pass along any messages to the family. Good birding, Andy List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DE-BIRDS List help: de-birds-requ...@princeton.edu -- *Jerald* -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NFCL.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --