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My name is David Gorsline and I live in Reston, Virginia. I am a software engineer, recently retired from NPR.
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From time to time, I will suggest edits to the page for NPR, where I was employed as a software engineer. As with all of my edits, I try my best to take a neutral point of view, free of marketing and advertorial content. I provide third-party citations needed for verification to the extent possible. I welcome any edits and feedback from the Wikipedia community in regards to my edits and suggested edits.
Things to do
- Generally fill in gaps and build out the pages for American ornithologists, botanists, and other naturalists, especially women.
- Get a definitive spelling of John Livzey Ridgway's middle name.
- Master the layout of my userboxes.
Periodic maintenance and wikignoming
- Clean up the references to "Smithsonian Institute." Most recent check: 4 October 2021
- Clean up the references to "Brookings Institute." Most recent check: 8 November 2021
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds/Article requests/People
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Women scientists/Worklist
- Redlinks from BDWAS User:Rich_Farmbrough/bdws
See also Wikipedia:ZSL London Zoo editathon, 12 August 2014
Edit-a-thons and Meetups
- Wikipedia:Meetup/Women_in_Red/9 and Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Botany April 2016
- Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Black_History_Month_First_Edit_at_NPR February 2016
- Wikipedia:Meetup/Women in Red/4 November 2015
- Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Hispanic Heritage First Edit at NPR October 2015
- Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/NPR_Black_History_Month February 2015
- Articles on my Trello backlog
- Arthur Cleveland Bent is surprisingly short on details.
- Chester Albert Reed Chester Albert Reed
- Adolphus Lewis Heermann 
- Kenneth Carroll Parkes -- listed in Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds/Article requests/People
- Abel Joel Grout, protégé of Elizabeth Gertrude Britton
- Nuttall Ornithological Club is a stub
- Lynds Jones http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2015/01/the-most-influential-birder-most-of-us.html
- Need an article specifically about Chandler Robbins's North American Breeding Bird Survey
- Robert A. Gilbert
- Don Eckleberry
- Minna E. Jewell
- Caroline Gray Soule
- Angie Beckwith
- Jacob Green (1790-1841) naturalist and chemist
- Melbourne Armstrong Carriker
- Miscellaneous notes
- The Times obit for Herbert Zim obscures the distinction between the Golden Guides for younger readers and the field guides.
- Why is the entry for field mark nothing more than a stub?
- Why is there no reference for List of authors of names published under the ICZN? Maybe it's more complicated than the botany list. Is there indeed an authoritative list of author (abbreviations)? I see two Richardsons, for instance.
- a bird sanctuary is not really the same thing as an animal sanctuary, as we have defined that term
- There is a note on the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center article to make it more encyclopedic.
- I have some materials that could bolster the article on Huntley Meadows Park.
- In Memoriam at The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
- Bird Phenology Program observer bios
- Smithsonian Bird Division Hall of Fame
- Online resources about Women in Science
- Flickr photoset from the Smithsonian of Women in Science
- BHL Notable Women in Natural History
- Bonta, Marcia Myers (1991), Women in the Field: America's Pioneering Women Naturalists, College Station, TX: Texas A&M Univ. Press
- Bailey, Martha J. (1994), American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary, Denver, Colorado: ABC-CLIO, ISBN 0-87436-740-9
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