Who We Are

Western Field Ornithologists is an organization of amateur and professional field ornithologists that promotes the study of birds throughout western North America including Hawaii, the northeastern Pacific Ocean, and Western Mexico. The organization strives to increase knowledge, appreciation, and protection of birds and their habitats through annual meetings, field trips, and publications, primarily Western Birds, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on field-oriented descriptive ornithology.

Officers

President

Jon L. Dunn
24 Idaho St. 
Bishop, CA 93514
cerwa@earthlink.net

Vice President

John Harris 
12806 Lancaster Rd,
Oakdale CA 95361
johnh@mills.edu

Treasurer / Membership Secretary

Suzanne Carota
3476 Armourdale Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90808
smcarota@gmail.com
2014–Current

Recording Secretary

Liga Auzins Wurster
12842 Safford East
Garden Grove, CA 92840
llauzins@yahoo.com
2008–Current

Past President

Kurt M. Leuschner
70065 Sonora Rd. #267
Mountain Center, CA 92561
kleuschner@collegeofthedesert.edu

Board of Directors & Term


Matthew J. Baumann

New Mexico
2018-2021


Wendy L. Beers

California
2017-2020

Kimball L. Garrett

California
2019-2022

Susan Gilliland

California
2020-2023



Homer M. Hansen

Arizona
youthprog@western
fieldornithologists.org

2015-2021


Karen A. Havlena

Nevada
2016-2022

Andy Mauro

Washington
2020-2026

Kristie Nelson

California
2020-2026



EDWARD R. Pandolfino

California
2019-2022


Bryce W. Robinson

Idaho
2018-2021

diane rose

California
2019-2022

Christopher W. Swarth

California
2018-2021



Western Birds Editor


Philip Unitt
San Diego Natural History Museum
P.O. Box 121390
San Diego, CA 92112-1390
birds@sdnhm.org

Assistant Editor


Daniel D. Gibson
P.O. Box 155
Ester, Alaska 99725
avesalaska@gmail.com

 
 



Associate Editors


Kenneth P. Able
California

Kimball L. Garrett
California


Matthew J. Baumann
New Mexico

Robert E. Gill Jr. 
Alaska


Daniel S. Cooper
California

Daniel R. Ruthrauff
Alaska


Douglas W. Faulkner
Colorado

Christopher W. Swarth
California




Graphics Manager


Virginia P. Johnson
4637 Del Mar Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107
gingerj5@juno.com

Photo Editor


Peter LaTourrette
1019 Loma Prieta Ct.
Los Altos, CA 94024
platourrette@comcast.net

Featured Photo Editor


Ryan Terrill
Moore Lab of Zoology
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
ornithoterrill@gmail.com

Book Reviews


Catherine P. Waters
P.O. Box 3505; 25131 Alicia Dr. 
Dana Point, CA 92629
cpannellwaters@gmail.com




Newsletter Editor


Christopher W. Swarth
California

Special Publications


Robert E Gill, Jr.

3014 Knik Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99517

Webmaster

& publications designer