Major Randal Rogers, of the Ohio National Guard, is currently stationed in Iraq with his unit, the 371st Sustainment Brigade. He has been a member of OOS since its inception, and he has taken his birding enthusiasm with him to Iraq. He has been trying to interest his fellow soldiers in birds, and more importantly, he has been working to conserve Iraq's birdlife. To those ends, he has been publishing a newsletter about the natural history of Iraq, Al-Asad au Natural. Links to PDF versions of his newsletters are at the end of this article.
OOS has been collecting donations to forward to Randy to help with his projects. Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to: Ohio Ornithological Society, Randy Rogers Iraq Project, P.O. Box 14051, Columbus, OH 43214.