Alexander “Sandy” Sprunt IV ’49

Alexander “Sandy” Sprunt IV ’49 died March 2, 2007. A past research director for the National Audubon Society, Sandy helped the survival of the American bald eagle, American flamingoes, roseate spoonbills and numerous other bird species, including the California condor. He was educated at Davidson and Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Va. His forty-three-year employment with the National Audubon Society began in 1952 as a Texas wildlife warden and tour leader. He became the national research director for Audubon in 1960. He investigated numerous birds for Audubon, including South Florida and Caribbean wading seabird populations. He was a member of the Florida National Parks and Monuments Association, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bahamas National Trust, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Upper Keys Rotary Club and the Monroe County Land Authority. Special recognitions include the Sandy Sprunt Mot Mot Trail at Asa Wright Nature Centre of Trinidad, and the Sandy Sprunt Dove Creek Hammocks Wildlife and Environmental Area in Key Largo at Mile Marker 94. Survivors include his wife, Donna, 102 Mohawk St. Tavernier, Fla. 33070, a retired Plantation Key registered nurse; two daughters, Betsey Lunsford of Fort Myers and Susan Sprunt of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; and five grandchildren.