John Kelly, who retired last month, pioneered bird research on Tomales Bay.   David Briggs

John Kelly says that when he arrived in Marshall, in 1988, virtually no one was studying birds on Tomales Bay. Mr. Kelly, who has a master’s in wildlife from Humboldt State and a doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Davis, had just landed a job at Audubon Canyon Ranch’s newly acquired property: an old . . .

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