Celebrating Volunteer Dave Austin!
Dave has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory with his wife Gail Richardson since 2004. He has served as a volunteer for SFBBO in a variety of capacities, helping the team at our Coyote Creek Field Station repair mist nets and clean up other damage after the area experienced floods and helping at a number of our birding events. He also facilitated a very important "in-kind" donation to SFBBO from his company, which donated most of the desks, chairs, computers, file cabinets, and other office equipment we use at our office.
Most recently, Dave spent many hours repairing and maintaining the boats we use for our waterbird programs. He cleaned and tuned engines, replaced water pumps, safety switches, lanyards, and spark plugs, changed engine oil. His invaluable assistance helped keep our equipment running smoothly and safely. Dave said he enjoys volunteering at SFBBO because it gives him an opportunity to do mechanical work while helping to support a cause that is near and dear to his wife's heart.