Saunders, George Bradford, 1907-

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Biographical History

George B. Saunders (1907-2001) was born in Oklahoma City on June 8, 1907. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 1932. He was an assistant ornithologist on a Philadelphia Academy of Science expedition to South Africa in 1930. In 1937, he worked at the Bureau of Biological Survey and was the agency's first Central Flyway biologist. He went on many field trips to Mexico, Canada, and Central America. He commenced field studies of wintering waterflow in Mexico and was one of the first to use low-flying aircraft to monitor breeding and wintering waterflow in North America. In 1947, he and pilot-biologist Dave Spencer initiated the first midwinter waterflow surveys of Mexico and Central America. He published many books about his findings, including A fish and wildlife survey of Guatemala [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1950]. He died on February 15, 2001.

Source

Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 81013479

Related entities

United States. Bureau of Biological Survey: He worked at the Bureau of Biological Survey and was the agency's first Central Flyway biologist

Birth Date

1907

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Ornithologists