BirdWeb, Birds Connect Seattle's online guide to the birds of Washington, would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of a team of talented volunteers. Birds Connect Seattle 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 Birds Connect Seattle 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 Birds Connect Seattle for supporting this project.
Glenn Nelson provided the Short-eared Owl photo that graces our banner. trailposse.com
Production Management Group
Hal Opperman, Chair
Production Management Group
Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Chair
Staff Project Lead (Phase I)Emily Sprong
Staff Project Lead (Phase II)Adam Sedgley
Web Developers (Phase I)Chihiro Nishihara - Designer
Web Developers (Phase II)Alan Humphrey - Tech Lead
Josh Freedman - Tech Lead
Sri Veena Syam
Graphic DesignAdam Sedgley
BirdsEmily Sprong - Order, Family and Species Accounts
Hal Opperman - Rarities Accounts
Species of Special ConcernEmily Sprong
Seasonal Abundance Tables
Regional ContributorsJim Acton
Site DescriptionsScott Atkinson
Technical EditorsTom Aversa
Audio SpecialistsJerry Joyce - Lead
Isadora Arévalo Wong
Copy EditorsEllen Blackstone - Lead
Digital Image SpecialistsJennifer Leach - Lead
Ilene Samowitz - Lead
MapmakersKelly Cassidy - Washington Range Maps
Kenn Kaufman - North American Range Maps
Cindy Lippincott - Ecoregion Maps
Principal ContributorsPaul Bannick
Joseph V. Higbee
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, Birds Connect Seattle 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird Silhouette ArtistSue 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.