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NABS Awards 2012 - North American Bluebird Society

NABS Awards 2012 - North American Bluebird Society

NABS Awards 2012 - North American Bluebird

NABS Awards 2012Once again, NABS is pleased to honor thededicated work of bluebird and nativecavity-nesting bird conservationists. Eachyear the Awards Committee welcomes you tosubmit nominations for those who have workedtirelessly through the years for our cause. Thefollowing individuals received national recognitionat the 35th Annual NABS Conference hosted by theSouthern California Bluebird Club in Newport Beach,California, in October.their plight due to habitat loss, and how they couldbe encouraged to nest in artificial cavities. He wenton to conduct his own studies and worked to createhabitat and safe nesting sites within the county. Heengaged his fellow scouts and it was a pleasure tolisten to this young man’s ardent desire to do more.Alex’s presentation was a wonderful way to segueinto the surprise presentation of the NABS LifetimeAchievement Award to Dick Purvis.Fledging tens of thousands of Western Bluebirdssince those early years, Dick currently monitors morethan 400 bluebird nestboxes. In 2011 he fledged 2,317Western Bluebirds from 430 nestboxes on 10 trailsover a 2-county area. His “production” of WesternBluebirds is unsurpassed by any other trail monitor inthe entire state of California.Dick has been active in both the California BluebirdRecovery Program and NABS for decades. He was afounding member of the Southern California BluebirdClub in 2006 (SCBC now has a contact list of over 350bluebird enthusiasts) and is one of three memberswho were guests on a California television showCalifornia’s Gold that aired on PBS.Sherry Linn and Dick PurvisDick Purvis – Lifetime Achievement Award for hisOutstanding Contribution in all facets of BluebirdConservationDick Purvis began installing bluebird boxes in OrangeCounty, CA in 1984 when it was estimated therewere only eight pairs of Western Bluebirds in thecounty. He worked hard to entice the bluebirds tocome down from the distant hill areas and back intothe urban landscape. While doing so, he encouragedand educated untold numbers of future bluebirdenthusiasts. He invented a lifter basket, the “PurvisLifter,” to install hanging boxes in trees in cemeteries,golf courses, and parks.Dick has made presentations to thousands ofresidents from school kids to seniors in nursinghomes and continues to mentor young folks inhands-on proper bluebird trail management. Oneof the conference highlights was the introductionof Alex Krebs by Dick. Alex is an Eagle Scout andHornaday Awardee (the Scouting equivalent to anOlympic Gold Medal). Under Dick’s tutelage Alexquickly learned about the life cycle of bluebirds,Thank you Dick for being such a positive influence inour lives as we continue to learn more each year aboutour beautiful bluebirds!Steve Simmons– LifetimeAchievement Awardfor his OutstandingContribution to NativeCavity Nesting BirdConservationThe accomplishmentsthat brought Steve towhere he is today beganover 40 years ago whilehe was a high schoolwoodshop teacher inMerced, California. To Steve Simmonsmany he has been calleda hero of conservation. His tireless, self-funded effortshave added well over 84,000 birds to our skies.His interest was first awakened by Wood Ducks andtheir breathtaking beauty and an awareness that they

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