Remembering Chandler Robbins

Robbins uses his binoculars. Photo by Barbara Dowell, courtesy USGS
Robbins uses his binoculars. Photo by Barbara Dowell, courtesy USGS
Renowned Service ornithologist Chandler Robbins died March 20. He was 98. Born July 17, 1918, in Boston, Robbins devoted his life to birds, their study and protection.

He graduated from Harvard with a degree in physics and began teaching math and science in Vermont. Robbins then joined the Service in 1945 as a junior biologist at Patuxent Research Refuge, where he engaged in early research on the effects of DDT and had his papers edited by his colleague Rachel Carson. — more from US FWS …

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