FAQ: AOS Community Congress on English Bird Names

Why are you holding a Community Congress on eponymous English Bird Names? This event brings together members of the birding and ornithological community, especially birders, scientists, and data managers, to discuss the issue of eponyms. Eponyms are names for birds that honor specific people, often for their contributions to generating knowledge about the particular species …

AOS D&I Committee Welcomes All to the Community Congress

Thank you for your interest in the Community Congress on English Bird Names webinar! This discussion is open to the entire birding community, irrespective of your background, affiliation, or Society membership status. The AOS Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee recognizes that the timing of the Community Congress presents a challenge for some, due to a conflict …

You’re invited to a Community Congress on English Bird Names

The AOS Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites you to a Community Congress on English Bird Names16 April 2021 | 2:00–4:00 p.m. EDT Renewed spotlights on racism in the U.S. have injected greater urgency within the ornithological and birding communities to acknowledge and address racism in birding and ornithology, including in eponyms (species names honoring people). …

Introducing the AOS English Bird Names Blog

Welcome to the American Ornithological Society (AOS) English Bird Names Blog.  Eponymous English bird names have been front and center in our minds these past months, and our member volunteers have been working to coordinate a community-informed response. We do not have firm answers yet to all of the questions that have arisen, but the …