[Tweeters] CD Littlefield 1940-2019

Ed Newbold ednewbold1 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 13 15:01:28 PDT 2019

Hi all,
It is with deep sadness that I report the death (heart attack) of Carroll Dwayne Littlefield, AKA CD Littlefield, author, Sandhill Crane defender and wildlife biologist whose name may be mostly familiar now only to those who frequented the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the 80s and 90s. CD is the author of Birds of Malheur, which some tweeters no doubt own and which is currently going into another printing. He also authored scientific articles, particularly on Sandhill Cranes.

CD retired to his home of Muleshoe Texas in 2002, then moved in 2003 to a small house my parents-in-law built for him on their conservation ranch in the Peloncillo Mountains of New Mexico (in the bootheel near the border with AZ and Mexico.)  CD completed 5,400 bird transects on the ranch, walking over 15,000 miles in rough terrain.

CD's love of nature and the critters never wavered throughout his 78 years. And as Curt Pearson remarked to me several years ago, "His memory looms large over Malheur." 
This link is to my essay about CD:


Best wishes,

Ed Newbold (and Delia Scholes)
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