Goodhue-Elkins Nomination

To nominate someone either fill out the online form below or download the nomination form as a PDF or Word document and mail or email nomination in confidence to:

Awards Committee c/o Becky Suomala
NH Audubon
84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
[email protected]

The Goodhue-Elkins Award has been presented annually since 1995 to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the study of New Hampshire birds. The award is named for Charles Goodhue, one of the state’s great pioneer birders, and Kimball Elkins, the model of critical observation and insightful record-keeping.

While Goodhue-Elkins awardees typically have made their contributions to bird study as volunteers, primarily professional contributions also may be considered that represented a level of commitment to the study of New Hampshire’s birds above and beyond their vocation. Current New Hampshire Audubon staff members are not eligible to receive this award, except under exceptional circumstances.

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Send nomination in confidence to:
Awards Committee c/o Becky Suomala
NH Audubon
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord NH 03301
[email protected]

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