Doug Bloom, Master Birder & Volunteer
by Sandra Morrissey
Doug Bloom has been involved with Audubon since age 9, when his brother got him interested in birds. He went on field trips with the Chapter—then known as Scarsdale Audubon. Doug has since served on the Board for 15 years—5 of those years as President. He currently volunteers as Vice-President, Field Trip Chair, Christmas Bird Count Compiler and Seed Sale Chair.
His position as Seed Sale Chair began in 2000, and since then he has single-handedly raised over $30,000 (selling over 60,000 pounds of seed). Doug’s efforts have helped send children to nature camps, develop educational programs and buy materials for the Chapter’s Eastern Bluebird Project. His dedication to Audubon was recognized when he was elected to the Audubon Council of New York three years ago.
Doug has birded in 40 U.S. states and across the globe. He has a life list of 615 species in the U.S. and a total world-wide life list of 1,237 birds. It isn’t all birds all the time for Doug. He is also interested in theatre and is on the Board of the Harrison Players, doing everything including lights, sets and acting. And, he enjoys golf and bowling. He works at the Wild Bird Center in Scarsdale — a dream job for someone with a life interest in birds.