I am honored to have an essay in this collection. “My Tribe” chronicles my interaction with several Ruby-crowned Kinglets and how that meeting brought back memories of my early birding experiences in high school.
Available at Third Place Books and other book stores.
Spinning for Food. WOS News 189: 7-8. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews189.pdf
A Snipe Hunt. WOS News 188: 12. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews188.pdf
Trip Report: A First Snowshoe. Mountaineers Blog: January 17, 2020. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/trip-report-a-first-snowshoe
Nature’s Way: Pigeon Guillemots: Indicating the Health of the Salish Sea. January 28, 2020. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/natures-way-pigeon-guillemots-indicating-the-health-of-the-salish-sea Originally published in the Mountaineer Winter 2019 https://issuu.com/dougc/docs/mtrvol113no1_winter19_web?e=1318185/66169196
Little Tyrants. WOS News 187: 5-6. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews187.pdf
Birding with a Warped Mind. WOS News 187: 4, 12-14. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews187.pdf
Ramsay, S. 2020 – Leader Spotlight: Thomas Bancroft. – June 29, 2020. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/leader-spotlight-thomas-bancroft
A Sense of Hope. Mountaineers Blog: June 30, 2020. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/a-sense-of-hope Also on Audubon Washington’s Blog: as Hope and a Red-winged Blackbird. https://wa.audubon.org/news/hope-and-red-winged-blackbird
A Tea-Kettle Song. WOS News 185: 7-8. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews185.pdf
World Birds: The Purple Grenadier. WOS News 185: 9. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews185.pdf
Not so Mundane: The Pied-billed Grebe in Our Hemisphere. WOS News 184: 8. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews184.pdf
Birding Basics: Start a lifelong journey of bird watching. Mountaineer: Fall 2020: 50-51 https://issuu.com/dougc/docs/mtrvol114no4_fall20_issuu/50?ff – Republished as: Did You Know? Birding Basics: Start a lifelong journey of bird watching. September 26, 2020. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/did-you-know-birding-basics-start-a-lifelong-journey-of-bird-watching
Soaring over Washington. Mountaineers Blog: September 15, 2020. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/soaring-over-washington
The Butcher Watchman. WOS News 183: 7. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews183.pdf
Finding Snipe. WOS News 183:8. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews183.pdf
Winter’s Beauty on the Old Sauk Trail. Mountaineers Blog: March 02, 2019. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/the-old-sauk-trail/
Behind the Shot: Birding in Panama’s Cloud Forest. WOS News 182:5-6. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews182.pdf
Tronsen Ridge Wildflowers in June in the Cascades of Central Washington. TheTravelWriters.net – September 15, 2019. https://thetravelwriters.net/thomasbancroft/2019/09/the-wildflowers-on-tronsen-ridge/?fbclid=IwAR2SkaxM5AAvaAgiYTidl1fFqoP0j0Sfd1jficbfK5TQZLHE3CxRecCE5ek
Exploring Swift Creek and the Lake Ann Trail at Mount Baker. Mountaineers Blog. October 7, 2019. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/exploring-lake-ann-and-swift-creek-mount-baker
A Remarkable May Weekend – The Moses Lake Conference. WOS News 181: 1, 5-7, 9-10. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews181.pdf
Stories from the Cloud Forest of Western Panama. Mountaineers Blog: October 9, 2019. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/stories-from-the-cloud-forest-of-western-panama
The Grace of Trumpeter Swans. WOS News 179: 3, 21. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews179.pdf
Bird and Hike the Clough Forests of Western Panama. Mountaineers Blog: December 26, 2019. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/bird-and-hike-the-cloud-forests-of-western-panama
The Aspen Grove. WOS News 178: 17. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews178.pdf
Antarctic Fossils: Paleontology at Shackleton Glacier Camp. Mountaineer: Winter 2019. https://issuu.com/dougc/docs/mtrvol113no1_winter19_web?e=1318185/66169196
Feeling Small. Maptia: https://maptia.com/thomasbancroft/stories/feeling-small
The Rufous Hummingbird WOS News 177: 9. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews177.pdf
Trip Report: Hiking in the Mist. Mountaineers Blog: September 5, 2018. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/hiking-in-the-mist
Trip Report: Lake Ann in the Rain. Mountaineers Blog: September 10, 2018. https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/lake-ann-in-the-rain
Trip Report: Lake Ann in the Rain. Mountaineers Blog: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/lake-ann-in-the-rain
Trip Report: Hiking in the Mist. Mountaineers Blog: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/hiking-in-the-mist
Always the Meadowlark. WOS News 176: 10. http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews176.pdf
Black-backed Woodpecker among Ponderosa. WOS News 175 3, 15. http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews175.pdf
Finding Wildness in a Species of Sparrow. WOS News 175:19. https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews175.pdf
A Swainson’s Thrush in Panama. WOS News 174:14. http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews174.pdf
A Breathtaking Baritone. WOS News 173: 7-8. http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews173.pdf
Robust and Resilient Life. Mountaineers Naturalist Newsletter: April: 2. https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-branch/committees/seattle-naturalists-committee/naturalist-newsletters
Rosario Head. Mountaineers Naturalist Newsletter: March: 3-4. https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-branch/committees/seattle-naturalists-committee/naturalist-newsletters
March Point. Mountaineers Naturalist Newsletter: March 2018: 5.
Olympia, climate and the America Pika. Crosscut January 2018. https://crosscut.com/2018/01/olympia-climate-and-american-pika
A Naturalist’s Notes on Books: Red-tails in Love: Pale Male’s Story – A True Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn. WOS News 171: 7. http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews171.pdf
Field Trip Report: Winter Birds of Okanogan and Douglas County. WOS News 171: 13, 18 http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews171.pdf
Slurp, Slurp, Slurp of the Trumpeter Swans. WOS News 171: 14. http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews171.pdf
A Naturalist’s Notes on Books: Thoughts on “The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland” by John Lewis-Stempel. WOS News 170: 16. http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews170.pdf
About the Recent WOS conference. WOSNews 169: 27-29. http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews169.pdf
First Person: Hopping across Cedar Run. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 2017. http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2017/07/08/Hopping-across-Cedar-Run/stories/201703310010
Hike to Wombat Ridge. Maptia: https://maptia.com/thomasbancroft/stories/hike-to-wombat-ridge
2016 & Before
Seeking Solitude in the Wilds of Washington. Maptia: https://maptia.com/thomasbancroft/stories/seeking-solitude-in-the-wilds-of-washington
Citizen scientists make a difference. 2010. American Birds 64: 9-12. https://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/ab_110_citizenscientists.pdf
Christmas Bird Counts and Climate Change: Northward shifts in early winter abundance. American Birds 63: 10-15. 2009. Lead authors D.K. Niven & G. S. Butcher. https://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/AB_109_CBC_and_Climate_Change.pdf
Going, Going, Gone? An Assessment of the Global Decline in Bird Populations. Testimony before the Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, House of Representatives. 2009.
An ecological perspective on the National Report on Sustainable Forests-2003. 2005 with Caroline Alkire. http://www.sustainableforests.net/perspectives/Bancroft%20for%20Web.pdf
Biodiversity & Landscape Ecosystem Integrity. With R. Pulliam & D. Blockstein. 2000.http://cnie.org/NCSEconference/bp/background1.htm
Florida Bay: an endangered North American Jewel. 1993. Fla. Naturalist 66:4-9.
Water that’s too salty, dogs Florida Bay, ruins the ecology. Miami Herald 10 October 1992. Letter to Editor.
Rare, Local, Little Known and Declining North American Breeders: White-crowned Pigeon. 1992. Birding 23:21-24.
Status and Conservation of Wading Birds in the Everglades. 1989. American Birds 43:1258-1265. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v043n05/p01258-p01265.pdf
Many scientific papers published in science journals like The Auk, The Condor, The Wilson Bulletin, The Ibis, Conservation Biology.