The American Birding Association has selected Wild Bird Centers of America franchisee William Fenimore, owner of the Wild Bird Center of Layton, Utah, as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Ludlow Griscom Award.
The American Birding Association (ABA) Ludlow Griscom Award is one of 5 ABA awards that recognize various contributions dedicated individuals make to the cause of birds, birders and birding. The ABA Ludlow Griscom Award for Outstanding Contributions in Regional Ornithology was bestowed on Bill Fenimore for his contributions to dramatically advance ornithological awareness throughout the state of Utah.
Fenimore is a birding advocate and proven leader who expresses his enthusiasm through involvement with numerous programs and organizations, including a leading organizer of the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, author of ‘Bird Sighting’ a weekly Salt Lake Tribune column, vice-chair of the Utah Division of the Wildlife Resources Advisory Council, leader of birding expeditions throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, author of Backyard Bird state identification guides, to be published in Spring 2008. Mr. Fenimore serves as Trustee and Board member with such diverse organizations as the Utah Wildlife and Conservation Foundation, Ogden Nature Center and Utah Wildlife Board Nominating Trustee (appointed by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman). Read more.