Have a Great 2008!

Manny RamirezHere it is: I’ve written my first holiday letter since the Sox and Patriots started winning series and super bowls!

Among many highlights of the year, Manny Ramirez signed my “We Love NY but in the 21st its Boston 2, Yankees/Mets 0” sign along the duck boat victory parade. And after six years as chair of a fund, program chair, VP, and then President of the Nuttall Ornithological Club in Cambridge, I now can be introduced as the President Emeritus of the Nut Club.

For the last two winters I’ve worked as a Road Scholar lecturer on the Canadian Polar Star in Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falklands, and Argentina. Spent a recent summer sailing the North West Passage and reaching 82N during month around Ellesmere Island as lecturer on Quark’s KK icebreaker. In between the poles I lectured at 37,000’ on a private jet tour around South America. I’ll be leading a number of Galapagos cruises in late October 2008 on the Santa Cruz, also for Road Scholar. And I’ve just returned from  Pacific Mexico and will likely get involved with birding tours in Puerto Vallarta, San Blas and Tepic, my old 1960’s stomping grounds.

Those are only the highlights. Read the full letter here and have a great 2008!