Earle R. Greene was active in GOS at the time our founding in 1936 and served as the second GOS president, 1938-1939. He is also recognized as the founder of the Louisiana Ornithological Society. He worked for a time as a refuge manager for the US Biological Survey at the Okefenokee and other refuges. He was also an avid birder and lister. He kept careful field notes of birds seen in Atlanta in the 1920s and 1930s. From these records he wrote one of the first annotated checklists printed in the state – “Birds of the Atlanta, Georgia, Area” – in 1933. He was a co-editor and a major contributor to the first annotated checklist of Georgia birds published by GOS in 1945. When he passed away in 1975, this award was established in his memory.
These awards depend on nominations, your nominations, of individuals you think deserve consideration for the award. A person with a Georgia connection may be nominated for:
•Achievement in ornithology by a professional or a citizen scientist
•Achievement in promoting birding
•Service to GOS
A person may be nominated in any of the three categories either for achievement over a long period of time or for a specific project or activity.
The award selection committee consists of Georgann Schmalz, chair, Jeannie Wright and Emily Jo Williams.
Nominations should be sent to via
USPS Mail: Georgann Schmalz
152 Willow Oak Lane
Dawsonville, GA 30534 or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All nominations received are kept in the pending file and are evaluated by the committee each year.