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Mark Oberle

Mark recording birdsong in Puerto Rico

Mark Oberle

Mark is a physician and epidemiologist, currently working as Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle. He accompanied John Newmeyer on John's first exploration of Green Valley Ranch before John's group bought the Ranch in 1978. Mark, a founding partner of Heron Lake Winery, lived in the same House with John at Harvard College and subsequently served as a ranger naturalist in the National Park Service. He has continued his work in natural history with recent publications of bird photo books for Puerto Rico and a 3-CD set of audio recordings of bird song from the West Indies (www.puertoricobirds.com).