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Kenneth Seyffert

Region: Panhandle

Topics: Birds, Ornithology, Biology, Science

Kenneth Seyffert is an Amarillo resident who worked for many years in the trucking industry, but his hobby and passion has involved birding and nature study. He has cooperated with other Panhandle birders by serving as vice-president of the Texas Ornithological Society, president of the Texas Panhandle Audubon Society, founding member of the Texas Bird Records Committee, and as a regional director of the Texas Breeding Bird Atlas Project. Building on over 40 years of field notes, he has recently produced the illustrated 520-page book, Birds of the Texas Panhandle: Their Status, Description and History (Texas A&M University Press, 2001) to share his knowledge with a new audience. His work celebrates the surprising diversity of birdlife that the Panhandle hosts, including some 400 avian species, ranging from the red-headed woodpeckers of the Canadian River bottomlands, the cranes, ducks and geese of the central Panhandle's playas, and the western scrub-jays and bushtits that have found homes in the canyons of the High and Rolling Plains.



October 4, 2002
Amarillo, Texas
Reels 2217 and 2218

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Seyffert.

Please see the video (reels 2217 and 2218) or the  transcript of Mr. Seyffert's full  interview.






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