Theodore Roosevelt had a life long interest in birds. An author of 35 books on history, hunting, naval history and tactics, political commentary and criticism, his first published work was actually an 1870's monograph of birds of Franklin County in upstate New York. This was followed by a short monograph of birds in Oyster Bay, New York.
In a recent survey, a total of 116 species were documented at Sagamore Hill. A full species list can be downloaded here.
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Theodore Roosevelt died around 4 o'clock in the morning January 6, 1919 when he was sixty years old. Many dignitaries attended Roosevelt's funeral including Vice-president Thomas Marshall who said that "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight."