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Bird Conservation Network Tributes

The Bird Conservation Network recognizes the following individuals for their dedication to the birding community and for their impact on bird conservation in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

Tribute to Jerry Kumery, birder, bird photographer extraordinaire, conservationist,

Jerry Kumery

RESOLUTION - Be it resolved, January 19, 2008

Whereas, long-time birder/bird photographer Jerry Kumery recently died, and

Whereas Jerry’s bird and nature photography captured and exemplified a simple but compelling concept: A picture is worth a thousand words…as he generously provided his images for the use and enjoyment of the birding and bird conservation community, and

Whereas Jerry’s images graced the pages of such diverse and widely used publications as the City of Chicago’s Bird Agenda, our own Bird Conservation Network website, the Chicagoland Birding Trail brochure, along with many others too numerous to mention. Visitors to diverse locations including Illinois Beach State Park, Save The Prairie Society and the Kansas City Children’s Library, to name a few, also had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of birds and nature through his images on display, and

Whereas Jerry’s image filled presentations, exploring the birdlife and natural habitats of many locations both in and around Chicago, and throughout the world, captivated and informed thousands of Midwestern birders as they vicariously traveled with Jerry during one of his photo essay journeys.

For these and other good reasons the Bird Conservation Network hereby pays tribute to Jerry Kumery, recognizing and honoring his contributions to birding and bird conservation, and resolves that this proclamation be permanently entered into the website of the Bird Conservation Network. His vivid images, coupled with his understated presentation style, will be missed.

BIRD CONSERVATION NETWORK, by

Dick Riner, President
Mary Lou Mellon, Secretary

 

Tribute to Jim Landing, birder, conservationist,

RESOLUTION - Be it resolved, November 3, 2007

Whereas, long-time birder Jim Landing recently died, and

Whereas Jim made significant contributions to birding, being a willing mentor to generations of new birders of every age, and

Whereas Jim Landing was an especially vocal and instrumental supporter of conservation in Lake Calumet, and in raising consciousness about the importance of the Lake Calumet region, and

Whereas Jim Landing, among other accomplishments, conceived, organized and developed the very popular Gull Frolic, and

For these and other good reasons the Bird Conservation Network hereby resolves that Jim Landing should be honored with high esteem, and that this proclamation be permanently entered into the website of the Bird Conservation Network

BIRD CONSERVATION NETWORK, by

Dick Riner, President
Mary Lou Mellon, Secretary

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