Tehachapi birder Clark Moore died May 19 of a heart attack. Known for starting the Tehachapi Mountains Birding Club in 1998, raising awareness of the diversity of local bird species, and an undying commitment to community service, Moore spent his life devoted to birds.
Where did this story begin? At home, in his own backyard. From theTehachapi News:
Born on Oct. 20, 1929 in San Jose, Clark became interested in birds at an early age: he began learning all he could about them in the third grade and he even made his own field guide using photos he cut from his parents’ old National Geographic magazines. As a boy, the first bird he ever identified on his own was an Evening Grosbeak.
Sharing birding with our children can instill a lifelong commitment to our community and our environment.