San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature Connection[San Diego County Bird Atlas Project]

The quarterly newsletter for Bird Atlas volunteers
Summer 1997

In this Issue
Welcome to Wrenderings

Notable Discoveries

Reports from the Field
A Progress Report from Square S10, or Phil's Birding Adventures in Southeast San Diego
News from Square C15, Dameron Valley

News and Updates
An Auspicious Beginning: Taking Flight
Who's Who
Atlas Support
Corrections: Forms Handbook

As a volunteer
for the
San Diego
Bird Atlas
you are now
one of a very
support group
for the
San Diego

Welcome to Wrenderings

As a way of thanking you for your participation and support of the San Diego County Bird Atlas, and keeping you informed of the project's progress, we will be producing this newsletter, Wrenderings, on a quarterly basis for the duration of the project. The embattled San Diego Cactus Wren, Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus sandiegensis, is our emblem.

Enclosed with is this issue of Wrenderings please find several items that you will find useful: the placard for your vehicle's dashboard, a copy of California Civil Code 846, a letter introducing the project to private landowners (which you're welcome to customize if necessary), another questionnaire designed o facilitate teamwork among participants, and a list of all 479 atlas grid squares with the participants who have adopted them so far (this list with participants' phone numbers goes only to other participants).

As a volunteer for the San Diego Bird Atlas you are now a volunteer for the San Diego Natural History Museum. That means you are now one of a very important support group for the Museum. Like all of the over 900 volunteers, you will receive the Quill, a monthly newsletter that tells you what's happening with all the Museum's varied special-interest groups. You are invited to our annual Volunteer Recognition Event, scheduled this year for Wednesday 24 September at the Terrace on the Prado in Balboa Park. Refreshments, acknowledgments, and a keynote speaker are included in the festivities. Dorothy Hester, one of the atlas volunteers herself, is the Museum's Volunteer Coordinator, and she can be reached at 619-232-3821 ext. 245.

Many of our volunteers are also Museum members. If you are not one already, you might want to consider joining. Benefits of membership include free admission to the Museum for a year, a 105 discount in the Museum Store, invitations to exhibition previews, the quarterly newsletter Field Notes, advance notification of our programs and classes, membership discounts on all activities, and invitation to member-only activities such as behind-the-scenes tours, special camp-ins, and expeditions. To become a Museum member, contact the membership office at 232-3821, ext.222 or email

 -- Philip Unitt

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