Credits

BirdWeb, Seattle Audubon's online guide to the birds of Washington, would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of a team of talented volunteers. Seattle Audubon extends its heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed their professional expertise and hard work to make this public resource a reality.

The Science Committee of Seattle Audubon has guided BirdWeb since its conception in 1999. Phase I (begun July 2000, launched November 2002) saw the development of the "Birds" and "Species of Special Concern" sections. In Phase II (begun July 2004, launched November 2005), we have added the "Ecoregions" and "Birding Sites" sections, as well as numerous recordings of bird vocalizations.

The species distribution maps were created for BirdWeb by Kelly Cassidy. By special arrangement they were also used in Birds of Washington, edited by Terence R. Wahl, Bill Tweit, and Steven G. Mlodinow, published by Oregon State University Press (2005). In exchange, BirdWeb benefited from expert review of the maps by the team of field ornithologists who wrote the species accounts for the book.

Special thanks go to Lorraine Hartmann for heading the search to find our talented team of web volunteers; Chris Peterson and the BirdNote radio program for generously providing the funds to license the sound recordings for BirdWeb; Tom Munson for the bird images used in our graphic links; and the Board of Seattle Audubon for supporting this project.

Paul Bannick provided the Harlequin Duck photo that graces our banner. www.paulbannick.com

Production Management Group
(Phase I)

Hal Opperman, Chair
Tom Aversa
Ellen Blackstone
Kelly Cassidy
Brenda Senturia
Ron Simons
Emily Sprong

Production Management Group
(Phase II)

Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Chair
Tom Aversa
Ellen Blackstone
Hal Opperman
Dennis Paulson
Adam Sedgley
Brenda Senturia
Ron Simons
Margot Stiles

Staff Project Lead (Phase I)

Emily Sprong

Staff Project Lead (Phase II)

Adam Sedgley
Margot Stiles

Web Developers (Phase I)

Chihiro Nishihara - Designer
Adam Ahringer
Kelly Crimmins
Steve Garvin
Deni Mensing
Andrea Sparling
Shang-fan Tu

Web Developers (Phase II)

Alan Humphrey - Tech Lead
Josh Freedman - Tech Lead
Praveen Chettypally
Liang Cui
Kristin Marshall
Madhuritha Reddy
Rochelle Ribeiro
Dean Simpson
Vanarasi Swamy
Sri Veena Syam

Graphic Design

Adam Sedgley

Authors

Birds

Emily Sprong - Order, Family and Species Accounts
Hal Opperman - Rarities Accounts
Jennifer Brookshier
Marti Louther
Brenda Senturia

Species of Special Concern

Emily Sprong
Hal Opperman

Ecoregions

Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann
Hal Opperman
Dennis Paulson

Seasonal Abundance Tables

Compilers/Editors
Tom Aversa
Hal Opperman
Dennis Paulson
Regional Contributors
Jim Acton
Gary Bletsch
Wilson Cady
Mike Denny
Mark Houston
Bob Kuntz
Bill LaFramboise
Nancy LaFramboise
Doug Schonewald
Dan Stephens
Patrick Sullivan
Charles Swift
Bill Tweit
Charlie Wright

Birding Sites

Compilers/Editors
Ellen Blackstone
Brenda Senturia
Site Descriptions
Scott Atkinson
Brian Bell
Julia Bent
Bob Boekelheide
Ken Brunner
Wilson Cady
Harold Cole
Ed Deal
Mike Denny
Michael Donahue
Kevin Gleuckert
Denny Granstrand
Dave Hayden
Randy Hill
Michael Hobbs
Scott Horton
Barb Jensen
Phil Kelley
Kraig Kemper
Gary Kuiper
Robert Kuntz
Garrett MacDonald
Kelly McAllister
Bob Morse
Martin Muller
Tim O'Brien
Hal Opperman
Pam Pritzl
Penny Rose
Doug Schonewald
Brenda Senturia
Gina Sheridan
Ginger Shoemake
Connie Sidles
Dan Stephens
Bob Sundstrom
Kerry Turley
Mike Wile
Dan Willsie
Charlie Wright

Technical Editors

Tom Aversa
Michael Donahue
Hal Opperman
Dennis Paulson
Brenda Senturia

Audio Specialists

Jerry Joyce - Lead
Adam Sedgley
Isadora ArÚvalo Wong

Copy Editors

Ellen Blackstone - Lead
Hanna Atkins
Dave Hayden
Mary Rogers
Brenda Senturia
Connie Sidles
Ron Simons
Alice Skipton
Sharon Sneddon
Frances Wood

Digital Image Specialists

Jennifer Leach - Lead
Ilene Samowitz - Lead
Robyn Allison
Diane Dodd
Boyd Fackler
Kurt Miethke
Catherine Reilly
Linda Wakeman
Nancy Wilson

Mapmakers

Kelly Cassidy - Washington Range Maps
Kenn Kaufman - North American Range Maps
Cindy Lippincott - Ecoregion Maps

Photo Sources

Principal Contributors
Paul Bannick
Michael Donahue
Denny Granstrand
Mike Hamilton
Joseph V. Higbee
William Mancebo
Tom Munson
Dennis Paulson
Ilene Samowitz
Netta Smith
Ruth Sullivan

The images on BirdWeb have been generously donated by a number of photographers, most notably those listed above, and are individually credited on the site. To augment the selection of images, Seattle Audubon has drawn from its extensive collection of donated slides. We have attempted to identify photographers wherever possible, and to obtain permission for use of their work. However, we were not able to determine the rightful owner in every case. If you know the photographer of an image that has been credited incorrectly, please contact birdweb@seattleaudubon.org.

Bird Silhouette Artist

Sue Trevathan

Bird Vocalization Recordings

The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.

Peter Ward and Ken Hall, from their CD Songbirds of the Northwest: Nature Sounds of British Columbia Washington and Oregon. Available in our Online Nature Shop!