1 January 2000 IN MEMORIAM: JOHN THOMPSON EMLEN, JR., 1908–1997
Wesley E. Lanyon, Stephen T. Emlen, Gordon H. Orians
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“My fascination with birds started with a nature study teacher, Miss Trueblood, when I was eight or nine years old. My first notebook presented a systematic list with dates from 1919 when I was ten. It listed 51 species including such interesting identifications as hoot owl, poll parrot, wild duck, petrel, and crane. In 1920 I had 80 species listed, all of them recognizable and more or less correctly spelled. Two years later I was keeping notes on field identification marks and describing songs quite creditably with words and personally devised symbols.”

Wesley E. Lanyon, Stephen T. Emlen, and Gordon H. Orians "IN MEMORIAM: JOHN THOMPSON EMLEN, JR., 1908–1997," The Auk 117(1), 222-227, (1 January 2000). https://doi.org/10.1642/0004-8038(2000)117[0222:IMJTEJ]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 January 2000
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