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RE: Modernizing Bird Names

American robin

Re: What’s in a (Bird) Name I can hear the chirps, trills and warbles of delighted birds – now proud possessors of new names. The once forlorn McCown’s longspur now revels in its glorious moniker, namely, ‘the thick-billed longspur’. And why not? Who wouldn’t want their nomenclature changed by the august American Ornithological Society (AOS)? […]

Modernizing Bird Names

Wilson's snipe, name subject to change

Re: What’s in a (Bird) Name With the greatest of respect, I, (a longstanding “birder”) find the proposed bird name changes written about in Julia Zarankin’s Last Word article asinine! What a flavour is lost when changing Lewis’s Woodpecker or the Baltimore Oriole when one knows of the reasons behind the name? Or Wilson’s Warbler, […]

Spring 2023

5 | This Issue A history lesson. By Caroline Schultz 38 | Last Word The Downside of #NoMowMay By Lorraine Johnson and Dr. Sheila Colla 34 | Our Member Groups  A legacy of nature reserve stewardship. By Melissa Thomas 35 | Our Community   School of Flock raises awareness about bats. By Hayley Raymond ON Nature […]

Ontario Naturalist Magazine Summer 1979

Ontario Naturalist Magazine Summer 1979

DEPARTMENTS 52 | Annual Conference Report Held in Toronto. Conservation winners. Photo contest winners. Resolutions. 55 | FON News Action conference on acid rain; Birding in Toronto. 56 | Queen’s Park/From Ottawa Trespass proposal white paper; parks master plan delayed; tougher water protection policies; progress in national parks; Parks Canada policy approved. 60 | Bird […]