Although his 98th birthday looms in July, Chandler Robbins is still showing up at the office.
The longtime Brooklyn Bridge Road resident, who officially retired in 2005 after a 60-year career, puts in three half-days a week at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in South Laurel.
This comes as no surprise to colleagues of the famed ornithologist.
After all, Robbins – whom colleagues affectionately refer to as "Chan" and describe as the epitome of a gentleman scholar – has spent more than seven decades watching, listening, recording, counting, banding and studying birds.
As founder of the annual North American Breeding Bird Survey –...