[Bristol-Birds] BBC Historical Snippet - Sep 21, 1961

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:35:43 -0500

 BBC Snippet  
 
Sept. 21, 1961, Dr. Joseph J. Murray, Sr. (1890-1973) was the 
speaker for BBC Hotel Bristol banquet.  Dr. Murray returned 
to Bristol Sept. 25, 1964 to again be the BBC Annual Banquet 
speaker. 

While here in September 1964, BBC members hosted 
Dr. Murray to the Mendota Hawk Lookout for his first ever visit 
there and he and his wife spent several hours counting hawks 
with BBC members.

He was a charter member of the Virginia Society of Ornithology 
and from 1930 to 1969 was editor of The Raven, the VSO journal 
of ornithology. 

A Presbyterian minister from Lexington, Va., he was made an 
Elective Member of the American Ornithologists' Union.  From 
1936 to 1946 he served as Secretary of the National Audubon
Society.
 
Dr. Murray was the author of the 1952 Check-list of the Birds 
of Virginia (the state's first such checklist). He also authored
the Birds of Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1957  and a rare 
book, Wild Wings (1947, by John Knox Press of Richmond, Va).

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