What’s in a Name?
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
David Tomlinson The recent announcement by the American Ornithological Society that it intends to replace names of all birds named after people has caused quite a stir here in the UK. There are many who think that the whole idea is ridiculous, while others believe that it is long overdue. Call me old fashioned if you like, but I rather like many of these old names, as they put a bit of colour and interest into birding, especially if you bother to investigate who exactly the birds are named after