Ornithology W.E. Clyde Todd Return Home
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W.E. Clyde Todd was the first Carnegie Museum scientist to do research in the Far North. His first trip was to the Labrador Coast in 1901, and he returned for many expeditions over the next 50 years. Todd published his first work on birds at the ripe old age of thirteen, and his comprehensive research on the birds of the Far North was published in the landmark volume Birds of the Labrador Peninsula and Adjacent Areas...when he was 89 years old! From today’s perspective, where we have the technology to reach every part of the planet, the raw manpower and sheer effort expended on Todd’s early travels – before airplanes and automobiles – are truly awe-inspiring. As Todd himself said, these early trips were done “the hard way.”

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