Santa Fe Living Treasures – Elder Stories

While in Los Alamos, where he practiced from 1952 to 1975, Phil began rehabilitating wounded birds with the help of his sons, Albert and Eric. During the 1960s, he became active in the movement to protect and restore endangered species of birds. He was the second successful breeder of prairie falcons in captivity.

His interest in wild birds, as well as his wide travels and rugged adventures backpacking in places like the Galapagos Islands, East Africa, and the Alaskan outback led Phil to positions on the boards of the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy. A firm believer in "the active physical life," for many years he took twenty mile hikes in the Santa Fe area every Wednesday with a group of friends known as the "Santa Fe Chile and Marching Society."

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