Help Match Ron Mallory’s Grant

WFO patron and longtime member Ron Mallory has offered WFO a very generous matching grant for the WFO Publications Fund. The fund supports expanded issues of Western Birds (such as the special issue on California Gnatcatcher, volume 29, #4, 1998) and allows us to produce special publications.

WFO has published five special publications, four in Studies of Western Birds, plus Rare Birds of California. We anticipate publishing Birds of Inyo County, by Tom and Jo Heindel, in 2022, a product of decades of work on historical and recent bird records in a county that encompasses both the highest and the lowest points in the continental United States. Two other Studies of Western Birds are under consideration, and more will likely follow. With a robust fund, we can welcome these and even additional projects. All WFO publications are peer-reviewed.

Ron is interested in conservation issues, and we believe our publications carry stature and clout with government agencies and those organizations that develop and advocate conservation policies.

WFO makes no profit on these special publications. We publish them as a service to researchers and to the ornithological community.

Ron’s match offer ends on May 15, 2022. Donations can be made directly on our website using a credit card. If you pay with a check, please note on your donation “Mallory matching contribution.”

WFO is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations are deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax