Ron Morris … ornithologist generous with time and knowledge

Ron Morris, author of the Winston-Salem Journal’s, Birds Eye View

Ron Morris retired in 2006 after 32 years as a zoo curator, the last 24 years at the NC Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC.  He has led eco-safaris to many countries and traveled extensively in Africa, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the US, and Caribbean.  Ron is past-president of  Audubon Society of Forsyth County. He co-authors the Winston-Salem Journal column Bird’s Eye View with Phil Dickinson.

2 Responses to “Ron Morris … ornithologist generous with time and knowledge”

  1. Pete Johnson says:

    I live in Winston-Salem, and have a Robin that visits my feeders. It has dined on sunflower seeds, peanut butter, and mealworms. I’ve never seen a Robin do this before in 40+ years of bird observation – is this behavior unusual?

  2. Ron says:

    Robins don’t often show up at bird feeders, but that’s largely because most people offer things like sunflower and other seeds.
    The more advanced feeders of birds offer things like mealworms and peanut butter in the hope of attracting a broader variety of birds. Bluebirds can be attracted by these foods, and they, like robins, are in the thrush family.
    Robins aren’t often seen at feeders, but you are offering just the right foods to attract them.


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