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Chandler S. Robbins--60 years of Federal Service!

This site is dedicated to our own Chandler S. Robbins, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center employee for 60 years!

Chan Robbins, one of our best known and loved scientists, will soon be retiring after 60 years of service at Patuxent. Chan has devoted his life to the study of migratory birds. A senior author of "The Field Guide to Birds of North America", Robbins is also credited with organizing the North American Breeding Bird Survey, assisting with the Maryland and District of Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas, and writing and editing hundreds of articles in journals and other publications. In addition to his work in Maryland, Robbins has done extensive work in Latin America, studying the many species of birds that migrate thousands of miles annually. Robbins is also known for his critical research on the effects of forest fragmentation on bird populations.

Way to go Chan! Congratulations!!

View Slide Show presented at Chan's retirement celebration on December 9, 2005:

Windows Media File - Slide Show - approximately 12 minutes long.

13 MB PDF File Slide Show (manual)

Chandler Robbins: 60 Years of Public Service in Bird Conservation by Susan Wells, USGS Office of Communications and Outreach

Photo of Chan Robbins completing BBS route.
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, USA
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