People who study birds have made fundamental contributions to our understanding of almost every biological phenomenon, as well as contributing to basic knowledge about the biology of hundreds of bird species.
On this page we provide links to a wide variety of information about many of these women and men who have studied birds, from personal autobiographies and learned biographies to memorial tributes and, occasionally, stories of adventure in field and laboratory.
- Biographies: books about some famous ornithologists
- In memoriam: a compendium of published obituaries
- Academic Trees: the link is to Joseph Grinnell’s academic tree in the ‘evolutionary trees’ section at at academic tree.org. We need to start a series of academic trees for ornithologists at that site.
- Articles about ornithologists: on the web and in academic journals
IMAGE: Great Lakes Ornithological Club, 1 October 1909, photographer unknown, original photo courtesy James L. Baillie, Royal Ontario Museum.