Western Field Ornithologists periodically pays tribute to individuals and organizations for their special contributions to our organization.
In 1987 WFO instituted an award to honor volunteers who have provided distinguished and meritorious service to the organization over a period of time. In establishing it, WFO’s board of directors resolved that the award would be granted only on an irregular basis for exceptional service to the organization. At WFO’s 12th Annual Meeting, in 1987, a very surprised Alan M. Craig received the award – named in his honor – for his long years of service as editor of Western Birds. The ceremony is described at http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/wb/v18n04/p0220-p0221.pdf
From time to time WFO also recognizes individuals and organizations in other ways for their service and contributions to the organization. In 2005, WFO honored Nancy Kenyon for designing and single handedly managing WFO’s conference registration system for three years.
At WFO’s 35th Annual Meeting, in 2010, Virginia P. (Ginger) Johnson became the second recipient of the Alan M. Craig Award. Also, Jean D. Brandt and Pasadena Audubon Society received recognition for their unique contributions to the organization.
At WFO's 37th Annual Meeting, in 2012, Larry Allen and Bob Evans were recognized for their volunteer service at WFO conferences over many years.
Larry Allen and Bob Evans
Virginia P. Johnson
Pasadena Audubon Society
Jean D. Brandt