[Tweeters] Dedication of the Patrick and Ruth Sullivan memorial bench

Jim Danzenbaker jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 14:29:40 PDT 2017

Hi Tweeters,

An announcement to let you know that there will be a dedication of the
Patrick and Ruth Sullivan Memorial Bench at Bottle Beach State Park, Grays
Harbor County, on August 6 at 11am. If you have birded Bottle Beach
before, you may have seen the Patrick Sullivan Memorial bench that is at
the corner of the entrance boardwalk and the paved pathway to the beach.
With the passing of Ruth in 2016, Bob Morse and Carol Riddell worked with
the Washington Parks Department to modify the plaque on the bench to
include Ruth since Patrick and Ruth birded so much together during their
years of birding in Washington and supporting the Washington birding

Longtime WOS members Patrick and Ruth Sullivan were avid birders who spent
an enormous amount of time in the field together looking at birds. They
found many interesting species which they reported to the birding community
so others could see and appreciate these birds. The difference between Ruth
and Patrick and other birders who found interesting birds was that they did
not just report the bird and move on. Instead, they worked hard to show the
new bird to other interested people. Many of their sightings were made at
Bottle Beach State Park.

After the dedication, it's only a 5 minute walk to the beach where we'll
set up and study the shorebirds that congregate there during the incoming

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Jim Danzenbaker
Battle Ground, WA
jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
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