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Biographical History

Russell (Russ) Greenberg (1953-2013) was an ornithologist and founder of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC). He earned his bachelors (1976) and Ph.D. (1981) from University of California at Berkeley. Greenberg first joined the Smithsonian at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) in 1977. His primary area of interest was the study of birds of tropical forests and wetlands, as well as bird behavior, evolution, and ecology. While director of the SMBC he is credited with starting the movement for shade-grown, bird-friendly coffee, for which Smithsonian created a certifications "bird-friendly coffee." Greenberg was married to Judy Gradwohl. He passed away at the age of 60 from pancreatic cancer.

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  • Monfort, Steve. (2013) "Russell Greenberg: Pioneering Ornithologist." Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Retrieved May 19, 2016 from http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/blog/?id=324
  • Barnes, Bart. (2013). "Russell Greenberg, director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, dies at 60." Washington Post. Retrieved May 19, 2016 from https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/russell-greenberg-director-of-the-smithsonian-migratory-bird-center-dies-at-60/2013/11/06/d7089dc2-45a4-11e3-bf0c-cebf37c6f484_story.html

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Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center‏: Founder and director of

Birth Date

1953

Death Date

2013

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Ornithologists