Fred is a long time member of CRAS and retired UW Lacrosse professor. He has donated his birding journals to the
Murphy Library at UWL. The journals cover his lifetime of birding from 1957 to 2004. The 14 volumes are now housed in
the Special Collections unit of the Library. All the volumes have been scanned and are available to the public in the
Libraryís digital collection. To view the journals go to the UWL website, click on Murphy Library then Special Collections
then Digital Collections then Browse Digital Collections (or click here and use the "Sub-collections" window). When viewing the journals there are 2 pages on each scanned
image so page numbers and scan numbers do not agree.
Take some time this winter to explore some of Fredís old haunts. Find the story about his favorite roads in Vernon County
or his tame Barred Owl from his college days or his detailed observations of his Purple Martin house or his chronicle of
Cooperís Hawk nestlings. Enjoy his old fashion journaling skills; recall that he was an English professor.
CRAS has taken on the challenge to transpose all the data in Fredís journals to eBird. At this point we have entered 414
pages of the 3028 pages in the journals generating 286 eBird checklists. We have also created a spreadsheet of all the
locations Fred reports in his journals. We need volunteers for the eBird project and have checked out from the Library
Volumes 4 Ė 8 to work on this winter. If you use eBird you would find it a relatively straight forward process especially
now that eBird Reviewers can cross reference checklists directly with the original documents. If you are interested in
working on this project contact Paul Hayes at email@example.com ( notice it is a .net)