October 2018

Vol. 46, No. 5

Seth Kellogg: A Massachusetts Birding Icon Steps Down

Wayne R. Petersen

Anyone who has been birding in Massachusetts for many years either knows Seth Kellogg personally, or certainly knows his reputation. A long-time resident of Southwick in the lower Connecticut River Valley, Seth's influence in the raptor migration-watching community is epic. For many years he was not only an avid hawk counter in the Connecticut Valley, but he also long served as the compiler of regional migration summaries for the journal of the Hawk Migration Association of North America. In addition, Seth has been an active and supporting member of Springfield's Allen Bird Club for much of his adult birding life. A compiler of the Cobble Mountain CBC since its inception, Seth also regularly conducted breeding bird surveys in his beloved "birding patch" in Hampden County, and eventually he took an active role in both the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas 1 and 2.

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