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Notable Ornithologists

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  • Bill Oddie
    William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE (born 7 July 1941) is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goo...
  • Henry Eeles Dresser (1838 - 1915)
    Henry Eeles Dresser (9 May 1838 – 28 November 1915) was an English businessman and ornithologist. References and Sources Obituary - British Birds -
  • Edward Blyth (1810 - 1873)
    Baptism Name: Edward Blyth Gender: Male Christening Date: 27 Sep 1811 Christening Place: SAINT MARTIN POMEROY, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND Birth Date: 23 Dec 1810 Father's Name: Clare Blyth ...
  • Thomas Bewick (1753 - 1828)
    Thomas Bewick (c. 11 August 1753 – 8 November 1828) was an English engraver and natural history author. Early in his career he took on all kinds of work such as engraving cutlery, making the woo...
  • Mary Elizabeth Barber, b9 (1818 - 1900)
    1820 British Settler Mary Elizabeth Bowker 2, together with her parents and 8 siblings, were members of their father, Miles Bowker's Party of 23 Settlers on the Weymouth . Party originated from W...

Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds.

This is an international list of published ornithologists in alphabetical order by surname

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  • Humayun Abdulali (India)
  • Charles Edward Howard Aiken (US)
  • Prince Akishino (JPN)
  • Christopher James Alexander (UK)
  • Horace Alexander (UK, later US)
  • Wilfred Backhouse Alexander (UK)
  • Salim Ali (India)
  • James Ard (US)
  • Ettore Arrigoni degli Oddi (Italy)
  • E C Arnold
  • Joel Asaph Allen (US)
  • Dean Amadon (US)
  • Jean Victoire Audouin (France)
  • John James Audubon (France, US)
  • Oliver L. Austin (US)
  • Thomas Ayres (South African)
  • Mary Elizabeth Barber (South African)
  • Favian Bedonie (Reservation)
  • John Bob (US)
  • Garry Richard Bagnell (UK)
  • Spencer Fullerton Baird (US)
  • Luis Felipe Baptista (US)
  • Phyllis Barclay-Smith (UK)
  • Richard Mancliffe Barrington (Ireland)
  • Charles Bendire (US)
  • E. Alexander Bergstrom (US)
  • Thomas Bewick (UK)
  • Eugene P. Bicknell (US)
  • Biswamoy Biswas (India)
  • Johann Heinrich Blasius (Germany)
  • Edward Blyth (1810-1873) (UK)
  • Charles Lucien Bonaparte (France)
  • James Bond (US)
  • Richard M. Bond (US)
  • Franco Andrea Bonelli (Italy)
  • William Borrer (UK)
  • John Lewis James Bonhote
  • Christian Ludwig Brehm, (Germany)
  • Thomas Mayo Brewer (US)
  • William Brewster (US)
  • Richard Kendall Brooke (South African)
  • Thomas Browne (UK) Early British amateur (17th century)
  • Walter Buller (New Zealand)
  • John Cassin (US)
  • Frank Chapman (US)
  • Glen Chilton (Canada & Australia)
  • Phillip Clancey (South Africa)
  • Mary Anne Heimerdinger Clench (US)
  • Charles B. Cory (US)
  • Elliott Coues (US)
  • John Courtney (AUS)
  • Reuthven Deane (US)
  • Elio Augusto Di Carlo (Italy)
  • Charles-Eusèbe Dionne (CA)
  • Jean Dorst (France)
  • Henry Eeles Dresser (UK)
  • George Edwards (UK), the "Father of British ornithology" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Edwards_(naturalist)
  • Elon Howard Eaton (US)
  • Eugene Eisenmann (US)
  • George Fenwick (US)
  • Claude Gibney Finch-Davies (South African)
  • Otto Finsch (Germany)
  • John W. Fitzpatrick (US)
  • Jon Fjeldså (Denmark)
  • Jim Flegg (UK)
  • Kilian Frensch (Germany)
  • Johan Dalgas Frisch (Brazil)
  • William Gambel (US)
  • Heinrich Gaetke (Germany)
  • Frank Gill (US)
  • Theodore Gill (US)
  • Robert Gillmor (UK)
  • Frederick DuCane Godman (UK)
  • Mauricio González-Gordon y Díez (SPN)
  • Derek Goodwin (UK)
  • Philip Henry Gosse (UK)
  • Ajoy Home (India )
  • John Gould (UK)
  • George Robert Gray (UK)
  • John Edward Gray (UK; brother of the above)
  • Andrew Jackson Grayson (US)
  • Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (UK)
  • Ludlow Griscom (US)
  • J. W. B. Gunning (South African)
  • Alwin Karl Haagner (South African)
  • SAF v 14 Page 3 born 1.6.1880 Hankey, dist. Humansdorp, South Africa; died 15.9.1922 Pietermaritzburg. Married 1st Johanna Albert Moll (2 children); 2nd Gwendoline Ethel Allen.
  • Bernhard Hantzsch (Germany)
  • Ernst Hartert (Germany)
  • Arthur Hay, 9th Marquess of Tweeddale (UK)
  • George Morrison Reid Henry (UK)(Ceylon)
  • Henry Wetherbee Henshaw (US)
  • Theodor Von Heuglin (Germany)
  • John_Hobbs (UK,AUS)
  • Eliot Howard (UK)
  • William Henry Hudson (Argentina, UK)
  • Allan Octavian Hume (UK) (India)
  • Rob Hume (UK)
  • Syed Abdulla Hussain (India)
  • William Hutton (US)
  • Hussein Adan Isack (UK(Oxford) Kenya))
  • Jerome Jackson (US)
  • Helen F. James (US)
  • Thomas Jefferson (US)
  • Thomas C. Jerdon (UK) (India)
  • George Junge (Netherlands)
  • Janet Kear (UK)
  • Jared Kirtland (US)
  • lhami Kiziroğlu (TR)
  • Otto Kleinschmidt (Germany)
  • Alfred Edward Knox (Sussex UK) author "Ornithological Rambles in Sussex"
  • Maria Koepcke (Peru)
  • Niels Krabbe (Denmark)
  • Nagamichi Kuroda (Japan)
  • Sayako Kuroda (Japan)
  • David Lack (UK)
  • Chester Lamb (US)
  • Bill Lane (AUS)
  • John Latham (UK)
  • George Newbold Lawrence (US)
  • Alan Leishman (AUS)
  • Yossi Leshem (Israel)
  • Thomas Lincoln (US)
  • Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron Lilford (UK)
  • Richard Liversidge (South African)
  • Konrad Lorenz (Austria)
  • Gail Carter Lott (UK)
  • William MacGillivray (UK)
  • Wolfgang Makatsch Germany
  • Stephen Marchant (AUS)
  • William Markwick 1739-1812) (Sussex UK)
  • Charles Henry Tilson Marshall (India/UK)
  • Gregory Mathews (Australia)
  • Ernst Mayr (US)
  • John Porter McCown (US)
  • Charles McKay (US)
  • Chris Mead (UK)
  • Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen (UK)
  • C. Hart Merriam (US)
  • Olivier Messiaen (France)
  • Henry Leonard Meyer (UK)
  • Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee (US)
  • Clive Minton (AUS)
  • Edgardo Moltoni (Italy)
  • Robert Thomas Moore (US)
  • Burt Monroe (US)
  • George Montagu (UK)
  • Guy Mountfort (UK)
  • Robert Cushman Murphy (US)
  • Durno Murray (AUS)
  • Oliver Michael Griffiths Newman (AUS)
  • Alfred Newton (UK)
  • Margaret Morse Nice (US)
  • Max Nicholson (UK)
  • "Bill" William Edgar Oddie
  • Storrs L. Olson (US)
  • José Fernando Pacheco (Brazil)
  • Peter Simon Pallas (Germany)
  • Theodore A. Parker III (US)
  • Kenneth C. Parkes (US)
  • Thomas Gilbert Pearson (US)
  • James Lee Peters (US)
  • Roger Tory Peterson (US)
  • William Henry Phelps (US)
  • William H. Phelps, Jr. (Venezuela)
  • Graham Pizzey (Australia)
  • Poornachandra Tejaswi (India)
  • Vo Quy (VIE)
  • Pauline Reilly (AUS)
  • James Van Remsen (US)
  • Charles Wallace Richmond (US)
  • Robert S. Ridgely (US)
  • John Livzey Ridgway (US)
  • Robert Ridgway (US)
  • Sidney Dillon Ripley (US)
  • Austin Roberts (South African)
  • Edward Hearle Rodd, (UK)
  • Theodore Roosevelt (US)
  • Ben Rosen (US)
  • Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (UK)
  • Sir Edward Sabine (UK)
  • Finn Salomonsen (Denmark)
  • Tommaso Salvadori (Italy)
  • Osbert Salvin (UK)
  • Paolo Savi (Italy)
  • Kristen Scheer(nee Butler) (US)
  • Hermann Schlegel (Germany/Netherlands)
  • J. Michael Scott (US)
  • Peter Scott (UK)
  • Althea Sherman (US)
  • Lester L. Short (US)
  • Charles Sibley (US)
  • Helmut Sick (Brazil)
  • Ken Simpson (Aus)
  • Alexander Skutch (US)
  • Bertram E. Smythies (UK)
  • David Snow and Barbara Snow (UK)
  • Isaac Sprague (US)
  • Arthur Stark (South African)
  • Leonhard Stejneger (US)
  • Georg Steller (Germany)
  • Ferdinand Stoliczka (Czech Republic)
  • Robert W. Storer (US)
  • Hugh Edwin Strickland (UK)
  • William John Swainson (UK)
  • Charles Swinhoe (UK)
  • Robert Swinhoe (UK)
  • Colonel W. H. Sykes (UK)
  • Coenraad Jacob Temminck (Netherlands)
  • Johannes Thienemann (Germany)
  • Arthur Landsborough Thomson (UK)
  • Claud Buchanan Ticehurst (1881-1941) Sussex (UK)
  • Norman Ticehurst (1873-1969) Sussex (UK)
  • Samuel Tickell (India)
  • Niko Tinbergen (Netherlands)
  • Walter Edmond Clyde Todd (US)
  • John Kirk Townsend (US)
  • Alberto O. Treganza (US)
  • Henry Baker Tristram (UK)
  • Bernard Tucker (UK)
  • Marmaduke Tunstall (UK)
  • S. Levent Turan (TR)
  • William Turner (UK)
  • Tatsuo Utagawa (JPN)
  • Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (France)
  • Jacques Van Impe (Belgium)
  • Sandra L. Vehrencamp (US)
  • Keith Vinicombe (UK)
  • Karel Voous (Netherlands)
  • Will Wagstaff (UK)
  • Lawrence H. Walkinshaw (US)
  • Joihn Walpole-Bond (Sussex UK)
  • George Waterston (UK)
  • Andy Webb (UK)
  • Hugo Weigold (Germany)
  • Alexander Wetmore (US)
  • Hugh Whistler (India)
  • Gilbert White (UK)
  • Francis Willughby (UK)
  • Alexander Wilson (Scotland, US)
  • Marie Winn (US)
  • Harry Witherby (UK)
  • Woodward brothers - Richard Blake Woodward (1848 – c.1905, Tugela River?) and John Deverell Stewart Woodward (1849 – c.1905), who were English missionaries and ornithologists. They were born in Bathford, England to Richard and Mary Woodward. Through their field expeditions, specimen collecting and publications, they, along with Arthur Stark, established a basis for 20th century ornithology in the southern African region.
  • Hans Edmund Wolters (Germany)
  • Yoshimaro Yamashina (JPN)
  • William Yarrell (UK)
  • John Todd Zimmer (US)
  • Giuseppe Zinanni

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