William J. Schaldach, Jr.
1924 - 2005
"Dean of Mexican Ornithology"
(I have no idea who stuck him with this moniker)
I met Willy in 2001 and he was very kind to me, imparting his fascinating lore of Los Tuxtlas.
He was totally impoverished, became seriously and died in 2005 of neglect.
I know how hard he tried to finish his Checklist, and I take the liberty of publishing it here
as a tribute to his mind, and as thanks for his caring.
Unfortunately the checklist still lacks a final edit.
Partially Annotated and Taxonomic Checklist of The Birds of The State of Veracruz, Mexico
by W. J. Schaldach, Jr., Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico, 1998 - 2003
Willy´s favorite kind of birds
Birding the Bastonal
Birding Laguna Sontecomapan
Willy´s last roost