This article about long-time Manomet trustee and advisor Archie Hagar was written by Wayne R. Petersen and published by Massachusettes Wildlife. See the complete article here.
Black Duck, Hudsonian Godwit, Broad-winged Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, and Black Rail, State Ornithologist Joseph “Archie” Hagar left an indelible mark that continues to inform management decisions today.
Archie Hagar was born in 1896, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University from 1915–1917, but World War I interrupted his education. He eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1921 from what was at the time the Massachusetts Agriculture College (now the University of Massachusetts) in Amherst. From 1934–1959 he served as the State Ornithologist, for what was then known as the Division of Fisheries and Game. In the early 1970s he became the Managing Trustee and an active member of the Executive Committee at the Manomet Bird Observatory (MBO), as well as a valued advisor to then-Director, Kathleen S. Anderson… See the complete article here.