Chandler Robbins, American ornithologist, Died at 98


Chandler Seymour Robbins was born on July 17, 1918, in Belmont, Massachusetts and died on March 20, 2017.

He was an American ornithologist.

Robbins’ contributions to the field include co-authorship of an influential field guide to birds, as well as organizing the North American Breeding Bird Survey.

Following a 60 years career in public service, Robbins retired from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in 2005, taking the title Scientist Emeritus.

Since 2015, he was still an active volunteer at the Bird Banding Lab “appearing at the lab in Laurel about three times a week”.

Chandler Seymour Robbins passed away at 98 years old.