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Need WY bird Photos - Get yourself published
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11-11-2008, 11:15 AM Ronald Eberhart
Doug is someone I have known for a few years and is doing a birders resource book for the Rocky Mountain region and more specifically Wyoming. He is in need of some photos for specific birds on his list below. While he is not able to pay for photos it is a great opportunity for photographers to actually get a photo published and also have some credits. I am sure is willing to negotiate in creative ways. I am sure that we have several photographers that could provide photos here. Please forward this to ALL club members. I would ask that EVERYONE please be respectful of Doug's time and do not over submit. If you have a GOOD photo then submit it, but be honest with yourself about the criteria below and try to get photos that are usable to him. This is a great chance to have some work recognized and published. I am not sure how he feels about captives, but submit and be honest about disclosure.

Hi Ron,

It was great talking with you at Georgia's birthday bash a couple weeks ago. I've put together a list of bird species for which I still need photos of for the Birds of Wyoming book. I realize some of these are the sexy kind that photographer's love to shoot, but here's the list nonetheless.

I'm not quite sure how best to go about reviewing photos. Maybe they could either direct me to their websites (if the photos are there) or send a couple samples per species. I'm mostly interested in non-action shots, although I do have a couple pix of birds in flight so that's not a hardfast rule. When a species is dimorphic, like Mallard or Wood Duck, I'd prefer pix of males over females. I'd prefer photos of birds taken in the Rocky Mountain region to avoid problems with subspecies identification and exotic plant species that might show in the photo, like a palm tree.

Photos will be about 3x4inches in size in the book, so the birds need to be the main focus of the photo. I'd love to have some spectacular scenery shots, but that's not possible this time around. Final format should be in TIFF at 300dpi. As we discussed, I can't provide monetary compensation, but contributors are welcome to provide a short biographical sketch and include website or other contact info if they'd like.

I think that's it. If I left anything out let me know. Oh, also if at any time you know of a photographer that needs help with bird identification, I'd be happy to help.

Thanks for helping me with these photos.

Hope you are doing well.



Species for Birds of Wyoming

American Kestrel

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Bewick’s Wren

Black-backed Woodpecker

Black-billed Cuckoo

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Blue Jay

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Boreal Owl



Canyon Wren

Cassin's Sparrow

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Chimney Swift

Cliff Swallow

Common Poorwill

Common Raven

Common Redpoll

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Dark-eyed Junco

Dusky Flycatcher

Field Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Gray Flycatcher

Great-tailed Grackle

Hammond's Flycatcher

House Wren

Juniper Titmouse

Lapland Longspur

Lesser Scaup

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Lincoln’s Sparrow

MacGillivray’s Warbler

McCown’s Longspur

Northern Goshawk

Olive-sided Flycatcher


Pinyon Jay

Plumbeous Vireo

Prairie Falcon

Red-winged Blackbird

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Sage Sparrow

Short-eared Owl

Snow Bunting

Song Sparrow

Swainson’s Hawk

Trumpeter Swan

Violet-green Swallow

Virginia’s Warbler

Western Grebe

Western Wood-Pewee

White-throated Swift


Willow Flycatcher

Wood Duck

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-rumped Warbler
11-13-2008, 07:52 PM Cathy Sheeter
Ron what is Doug's e-mail for sending images or links to?
11-14-2008, 07:11 AM Ronald Eberhart
Sorry I forgot to put Dougs email in the post. I thought a link was in the body, but realize now that is not the case. His email is Pomjaeger [pomjaeger@aol.com]. I talked to a few people at the meeting and I realize that payment is an issue for some people and perhaps especially established photographers. I hope that you will all consider that Doug is not doing this project as a money maker himself. He was called in to the project because of his expertise, but now the project has been dumped in his lap and after nearly two years he would like to see it thru. Please consider the pro-bono work and talk to him about possiblilties. It has many benifits other than money.
11-21-2008, 12:44 PM Ronald Eberhart
Here is some more information for everyone about this worthy project. Please give it a read and consider/reconsider donating some photos.

In March 2005, we began work on Birds of Wyoming, updating the status, distribution, and conservation issues of Wyoming’s avifauna. Such a comprehensive book has not been published since 1939 and will be the first to include habitat-based GIS maps. The format will be similar to other recent state-based books. The text will begin with three introductory chapters: history of ornithology in Wyoming by Jane Dorn; vegetation and landscapes of Wyoming by Bob Dorn; and avian conservation in Wyoming by Bob Oakleaf, Andrea Orabona, and Alison Lyon-Holloran. These chapters will be followed by one-page individual species accounts (status, taxonomy, distribution, and conservation issues) and will feature a photo of all common species. Scott Gillihan will produce distribution maps of all bird species regularly found in the state. These maps will extend 1° latitude and longitude outside of the state so that a species’ (and possibly subspecies) distribution in Wyoming can be more easily put into context on a regional scale (Wyoming supports populations of many species at their eastern, western, northern, or southern limits).
The final product will provide an up-to-date summary and compilation of the birds of Wyoming that we believe will be a tremendous resource. Our intent is to provide information that will be useful to a wide range of professional disciplines and amateur birders. Governmental land managers and out-of-state birders alike will have easily accessible information (and literature references in most cases) for every species known to have occurred in the state.

Work and publication of this book is funded through the Robert Berry Conservation Chair Endowment at the University of Wyoming. The author, Doug Faulkner, will not receive proceeds from the sale of this book. Proceeds will return to the Endowment to partially recoup publication expenses and to further promote wildlife conservation studies.

Attached are a couple samples of species accounts.

Thanks again for your help. Were there any species on that list that you might have? I can't remember if I already asked (and I apologize if I didn't!)



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