Welcome to behind the scenes at New Hampshire Bird Records! It takes a team of many dedicated volunteers and many hours to produce a single issue of New Hampshire Bird Records.
Leading the team effort is Rebecca Suomala, the Managing Editor, a full time staff member of New Hampshire Audubon. Becky has been the leader in promoting the growth of New Hampshire Bird Records since 1989. She is helped in her efforts by a group of committed volunteers who are an important part in creating a quality publication for our loyal subscribers.
Season Editors spend countless hours reviewing hundreds of bird reports to select the ones that typify their season. They encapsulate the bird sightings of an entire season in their season summaries. Avid birders themselves, they also spend a great deal of time in the field adding to their birding knowledge.
Winter - Pam Hunt from Penacook is also a biologist for New Hampshire Audubon. Pam is involved in many national and regional bird conservation partnerships. Her other major interest is the distribution and conservation of dragonflies and damselflies.
Spring - Eric Masterson, Lauren Kras, and Ben Griffith work together reviewing numerous spring records.
Summer - Tony Vazzano is a long-time bird reporter from the Sandwich area. He also doubles as our weatherman.
Winter - EDITOR NEEDED contact Becky Suomala to inquire.
Dan Hubbard of Rochester.
David Donsker of North Hampton is always on the lookout for quality photos that he could turn into a quiz.
Len Medlock combs many sources for quality photos of New Hampshire birds to highlight an article or add interest to the listings and summaries.
Where to Bird Feature Coordinator
Phil Brown who is also the Director of Land Management for NH Audubon.
Kathy Barnes/E. Crane Web Design Studio
AssistantsA loyal corps of volunteers aid in the production of New Hampshire Bird Records. From mailing, copying, writing letters, and filing to data entry and subscription management, countless hours are tallied as each volunteer goes about their specialty.
Marie Anne from Brookline is one of our proofreaders.
Jeaninne Ayer from Nashua boasts more than 15 years of service, usually on the computer.
Lynn Edwards of Auburn helps with promotion and other office tasks.
Margot Johnson from Peterborough is a long time office volunteer.
Susan MacLeod from Ashland is one of our proofreaders.
Carol Plato of Concord takes care of subscriptions.
Jean Tasker of Bow helps out with filing and data entry.
New Hampshire Bird Records Editorial Team
Phil Brown, Hank Chary, David Deifik, David Donsker, Dan Hubbard, Pam Hunt, Iain MacLeod, Len Medlock, Robert Quinn, Rebecca Suomala, William Taffe, Lance Tanino, Tony Vazzano, Jon Woolf, Lauren Kras, Ben Griffith
Roll all these volunteers together and what do you get? The most authoritative publication on birds in the state of New Hampshire, NEW HAMPSHIRE BIRD RECORDS!