BHAS Volunteer Staff – Bob Wadsworth
I monitor Purple Martins at the Boston Harbor marina, and last year I trained a dozen volunteers to monitor bird use of around 50 boxes installed on pilings. This year I worked mostly on my own to monitor the population again. I lead bird walks, especially in South Sound prairie; provide bird identification expertise at the monthly Birding and Breakfast outings; and collaborate with Olympia Stream Team to organize BHAS-led birding outings at Olympia city parks in the spring. As a BHAS Board member and a member of the LBA Woods leadership group, I worked on the effort to get the City of Olympia to purchase 160 acres for a park that was originally slated for housing. And I work on the project to monitor bird usage of a site near Lake Lawrence that is intended for development as a cell-tower site.