I just learned the sad news that Paul DeBenedictis died May 3, 2006. I
knew him as a colleague, coauthor and occasional birding companion. Many
years ago, it was my great privilege to show him his lifer Spotted Owl.
I remember his wonderful contributions to "Birding" magazine where he
founded the "Gleanings from the Technical Literature" column. He was
brilliant, thoughtful, and set the highest standards for those he mentored.
An obituary is at:
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA 94044 jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
Fall Birding Classes start Sept 6 http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/
California Bird Records Committee http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/