Alan Feduccia John Alan Feduccia (born 25 April 1943) is a paleornithologist, specializing in the origins and phylogeny of birds.
Alberto O. Treganza Alberto Owen Treganza, sometimes known as Albert Treganza or A.O. Treganza, was an American architect and ornithologist in the early 19th century.
Alexander Skutch Doctor Alexander Frank Skutch (May 20, 1904 – May 12, 2004) was a naturalist and writer.
Alexander Wetmore Frank Alexander Wetmore (June 18, 1886 – December 7, 1978) was an American ornithologist and avian paleontologist.
Alexander Wilson Alexander Wilson (July 6, 1766 – August 23, 1813) was a Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and illustrator.
Alfred Marshall Bailey Alfred Marshall Bailey was an American ornithologist who was associated with the Denver Museum of Natural History in Colorado for most of his working life.
Allen Morgan Allen Morgan (Allen Hungerford Morgan) (August 12, 1925 – May 13, 1990) of Wayland, Massachusetts was a noted ornithologist, tireless environmental advocate, avid tennis player, and founder of S...
Arthur Holmes Howell Arthur Holmes Howell (3 May 1872, Lake Grove, New York – 10 July 1940) was an American zoologist most notable for his field work on mammals and birds in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illi...
Barbara De Wolfe Barbara Blanchard De Wolfe (May 14, 1912 – May 2, 2008) was an American ornithologist known for her pioneering studies of avian life history and physiology, and especially her work on the White...
Benjamin F. Goss Benjamin Franklin Goss (April 24, 1823 - June 6, 1893) was an American farmer, printer and merchant from Pewaukee, Wisconsin who served two terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly from Waukesha Co...
Bradford Torrey Bradford Torrey (born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, 9 October 1843; died 7 October 1912) was a United States ornithologist.
Bruce Beehler Dr. Bruce Beehler (born October 11, 1951 in Baltimore) is an ornithologist and vice-president of Conservation International's Melanesia Center for Biodiversity Conservation (CBC).
Burt Monroe Burt Leavelle Monroe, Jr (25 August 1930 - 14 May 1994, Louisville, Kentucky) was an American ornithologist, a member of the American Ornithologists' Union since 1953, as Director of the Commiss...
Carl R. Eklund Carl R. Eklund (January 27, 1909 – November 3, 1962) was a leading American specialist in ornithology and geographic research in both the north and south polar regions.
Caroline Dormon Caroline Coroneos Dormon (Carrie Dormon) (July 19, 1888 – November 21, 1971) was a botanist, horticulturist, ornithologist, historian, archeologist, preservationist, naturalist, conservationist,...
Edward Howe Forbush Edward Howe Forbush (April 28, 1858 – March 7, 1929) was a noted Massachusetts ornithologist and a prolific writer, best known for his book Birds of New England.
Elliott Coues Elliott Coues (September 9, 1842 – December 25, 1899) was an American army surgeon, historian, ornithologist and author.
Elliott McClure Dr Howe Elliott McClure, (April 29, 1910, Chicago-December 27, 1988, Camarillo, California) was an American ornithologist and epidemiologist who worked on bird transmitted diseases in Asia, par...
Elon Howard Eaton Elon Howard Eaton (sometimes Elon Eton; 8 October 1866 – 27 March 1934) was an American ornithologist, scholar, and author.
Elsie Naumburg Elsie Margaret Binger Naumburg (July 7, 1880 – November 25, 1953) was an American ornithologist.
Ernest Thomas Gilliard Ernest Thomas Gilliard was an American ornithologist and museum curator who led or participated in several ornithological expeditions, especially to South America and New Guinea.
Ernst Mayr Ernst Walter Mayr (July 5, 1904 – February 3, 2005) was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists.
Eugene Eisenmann Eugene “Gene” Eisenmann (19 February 1906 – 16 October 1981) was an American and Panamanian lawyer and amateur ornithologist of German-Jewish ancestry.
Eugene Pintard Bicknell Eugene Pintard Bicknell (September 23, 1859 – February 9, 1925) was a US botanist and ornithologist.
George Ord George Ord (1781 - January 24, 1866) was an American ornithologist.
Gordon Orians Dr Gordon Howell Orians (born July 10, 1932) is an American ornithologist and ecologist.
Graceanna Lewis Graceanna Lewis (1821–1912) was an American naturalist, illustrator, and social reformer.
Greene Smith Greene Smith (1842–1886) was an American amateur scientist and taxidermist with a specific interest in ornithology.
H. C. Yarrow Henry Crecy Yarrow (November 19, 1840–1929) was an American ornithologist, herpetologist, naturalist, and surgeon.
Harold Douglas Pratt, Jr. Harold Douglas Pratt, Jr. (born 23 July 1944 in Charlotte, North Carolina), often credited in the short form H. Douglas Pratt, is an American ornithologist, bio acoustican, wildlife photog...
Harriet Mann Miller Harriet Mann Miller (1831–1918) was a naturalist, ornithologist and children's writer.
Isabel Bassett Wasson Isabel Bassett Wasson was one of the first female petroleum geologists in the United States, the first female ranger at Yellowstone National Park, and also one of the first interpretive rangers ...
J. Michael Scott Dr. J. Michael Scott, a senior scientist, distinguished emeritus professor, environmentalist and author, was born in 1941 in San Diego, California.
Jackson Miles Abbott Jackson Miles Abbott (January 25, 1920 – 1988) was an American Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, a birdwatcher and painter.
Jacob Henry Studer Jacob Henry Studer was a printer, lithographer, painter, and popular ornithologist active in Columbus, Ohio from the 1860s to the 1880s.
James Bond (ornithologist) James Bond (January 4, 1900 – February 14, 1989) was a leading American ornithologist, an expert on the birds of the Caribbean.
James Chapin Dr James Paul Chapin (1889–1964) was an American ornithologist.
James Clements Dr. James Franklin (Jim) Clements (October 31, 1927 – June 9, 2005) was an American ornithologist, author and very successful businessman.
James Eike James W. Eike (1911-1983) was a birdwatcher and former president of the Virginia Society of Ornithology.
James Greenway James Cowan Greenway (7 April 1903 – 1989) was an American ornithologist.
Jessie Maye Smith Jessie Maye Smith, also known as "The Bird Lady of Tarrant County", was a self-taught ornithologist, made famous by a series of newspaper articles entitled "Birds and Watchers" which she publish...
Joel Asaph Allen Joel Asaph Allen (July 19, 1838 – August 29, 1921) was an American zoologist and ornithologist.
John C. Anderton John C. Anderton is an American ornithologist and bird illustrator.
John Cassin John Cassin (September 6, 1813 – January 10, 1869) was an American ornithologist.
John Graham Bell John Graham Bell (July 12, 1812 – October 1899) was an American taxidermist and collector.
John James Audubon John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.
John Kenneth Terres John Kenneth Terres (December 17, 1905 – December 8, 2006), was an American naturalist and author.
John Kirk Townsend John Kirk Townsend (August 10, 1809 – February 6, 1851) was an American naturalist, ornithologist and collector.
John Lewis Childs John Lewis Childs (May 13, 1856 – March 6, 1921) was a horticultural businessman and politician who founded Floral Park, New York.
John Livsey Ridgway John Livzey Ridgway (28 February 1859, Mount Carmel, Illinois – 27 December 1947, Glendale, California) (also known as John Livsey Ridgway or John Livesy Ridgway) was an American scientific illu...
John Livzey Ridgway John Livzey Ridgway (28 February 1859, Mount Carmel, Illinois - 27 December 1947, Glendale, California) was an American scientific illustrator and brother of ornithologist Robert Ridgway.
John W. Fitzpatrick John Weaver Fitzpatrick (17 September 1951 in Saint Paul, Minnesota) is an American ornithologist primarily known for his research work on the South American avifauna and for the conservation of...
John Warren Aldrich John Warren Aldrich (February 23, 1906 – May 3, 1995) was an American ornithologist.
John Wiens Dr John A. Wiens is an American ornithologist and ecologist.
Jon Edward Ahlquist Jon Edward Ahlquist is an American molecular biologist and ornithologist who has specialized in molecular phylogenetics.
Jonathan Dwight Jonathan Dwight V (1858–1929) was an American ornithologist.
Joseph Beal Steere Joseph Beal Steere (9 February 1842 - 7 December 1940) was an American ornithologist.
Joseph H. Acklen Joseph Hayes Acklen (May 20, 1850 – September 28, 1938) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana.
Joseph Harvey Riley Joseph Harvey Riley (September 19, 1873 – December 17, 1941) was an American ornithologist.
Judith Toups Judith A. "Judy" Toups was a Mississippi-based birder and columnist for the Sun Herald of Biloxi for almost 35 years.
Kenn Kaufman Kenn Kaufman (born 1954) is an American author, artist, naturalist, and conservationist, known for his work on several popular field guides of birds and butterflies in North America.
Larry Martin Larry Martin (December 8, 1943 - March 9, 2013) was an American vertebrate paleontologist and curator of the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center at the University of Kansas.
Laura Boulton Laura Crayton Boulton (b. Conneaut, Ohio, 1899; d. October 16, 1980) was an American ornithologist and ethnomusicologist.
Leon Jacob Cole Leon Jacob Cole was an American geneticist and ornithologist.
Leonard Cutler Sanford Leonard Cutler Sanford was an American surgeon and amateur ornithologist who served as a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History for nearly thirty years and who was instrumental in bui...
Leonhard Hess Stejneger Leonhard Hess Stejneger (30 October 1851 - 28 February 1943) was a Norwegian-born American ornithologist, herpetologist and zoologist.
Louis Agassiz Fuertes Louis Agassiz Fuertes was an American ornithologist, illustrator and artist. He set new standards for ornithological art and is considered as one of the most prolific American bird artists after John James Audubon.
Ludlow Griscom Ludlow Griscom (June 17, 1890 – May 28, 1959) was an American ornithologist known as a pioneer in field ornithology.
Lyman Belding Lyman Belding (12 June 1829 - 22 November 1917) was a prominent American ornithologist.
Margaret Morse Nice Margaret Morse Nice (December 6, 1883 – June 26, 1974) was an American ornithologist who made an extensive study of the life history of the Song Sparrow and was author of Studies in the Life H...
Marie Winn Marie Winn, a journalist, author and birdwatcher, is known for her books and articles on the birds of Central Park, her Wall Street Journal ornithology column and her role in the quiz show ...
Martin Moynihan Martin Humphrey Moynihan (5 February 1928 – 3 December 1996) was a behavioral evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who studied under Ernst Mayr and Niko Tinbergen, and was a contemporary of ...
Michael Walther Michael Walter (born 12 March 1959 in Pirna, Saxony) is an East German former luger who competed during the 1980s.
Michale Fee Michale Sean Fee is a neuroscientist who works on the neural mechanisms of sequence generation and learning.
Miklos Udvardy Miklos Dezso Ferenc Udvardy de Udvard et Básth (March 23, 1919 – January 27, 1998) was a Hungarian biologist and biogeographer.
Milton N. Hopkins Milton Newton Hopkins Jr was a farmer in southern Georgia, in the south-eastern United States, as well as a conservationist, naturalist, and author, who had a long association with the Georgia O...
Montague Chamberlain Montague Chamberlain (April 5, 1844 – February 10, 1924) was a Canadian-American businessman, naturalist, and ethnographer.
Olin Sewall Pettingill Jr Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr., (October 30, 1907 – December 11, 2001), better known as Sewall Pettingill, was an American naturalist, author and filmmaker, president of the Wilson Ornitholog...
Oliver L. Austin Oliver Luther Austin Jr. (May 24, 1903–December 31, 1988) was an ornithologist who wrote the definitive study Birds of the World, eventually published in seven languages.
Outram Bangs Outram Bangs (January 12, 1863 – September 22, 1932) was an American zoologist.
Pamela C. Rasmussen Pamela Cecile Rasmussen (born October 16, 1959) is a prominent American ornithologist and expert on Asian birds.
Paul Johnsgard Paul Austin Johnsgard (born 28 June 1931) is an ornithologist, artist and emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska.
Peter Kaestner Peter G. Kaestner is an American diplomat and amateur ornithologist currently serving as a senior inspector in the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. State Department.
Phoebe Snetsinger Phoebe Snetsinger, née Burnett (9 June 1931, Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - November 23, 1999, Madagascar), a resident of Webster Groves, Missouri, was a birder famous for having seen over 8...
Pierce Brodkorb Pierce Brodkorb, also stated as William Pierce Brodkorb, was an American ornithologist and paleontologist.
Ralph Hoffmann Ralph Hoffmann (November 30, 1870 – July 21, 1932) was an American natural history teacher and amateur ornithologist and botanist.
Richard C. Banks Richard Charles Banks, Ph.D. (born April 19, 1931) is an American author, ornithologist and Emeritus Research Zoologist on staff with the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center run by the U.S. Geolog...
Richard Prum Richard O. Prum is William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.
Robert Cushman Murphy Robert Cushman Murphy (April 29, 1887-March 20, 1973) was an American ornithologist and former Lamont curator of birds for the American Museum of Natural History.
Robert Franklin Stroud Robert Franklin Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz", was a federal American prisoner who reared and sold birds and became an ornithologist.
Robert Payne (ornithologist) Robert Berkeley Payne is an ornithologist, professor and curator at the Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan.
Robert Ricklefs Dr Robert Eric Ricklefs is an American ornithologist and ecologist.
Robert Ridgway Robert Ridgway was an American ornithologist specializing in systematics. He was appointed in 1880 by Spencer Fullerton Baird, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to be the first full-time curator of birds at the United States National Museum, a title which he held until his death.
Robert Stroud Robert Franklin Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz", was a federal American prisoner, cited as one of the most notorious criminals in Am...
Robert Thomas Moore Robert Thomas ("R. T.") Moore (June 24, 1882 – October 30, 1958) was an American businessman, an independent ornithologist, a philanthropist, and the founder and for some years the editor-in-chi...
Robert Winthrop Storer Dr Robert W. Storer was an American ornithologist known for his work on avian systematics and evolution, especially of grebes.
Roger Tory Peterson Roger Tory Peterson (August 28, 1908 – July 28, 1996) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century enviro...
Rollo Beck Rollo Howard Beck was an American ornithologist, bird collector for museums, and explorer. Beck's Petrel and the Volcán Wolf subspecies of Galápagos tortoise Chelonoidis nigra becki are named after him. A recent paper by Fellers examines all the known taxa named for Beck.
Roxie Collie Laybourne Roxie Collie Simpson Laybourne (September 15, 1910 – August 7, 2003) was an American ornithologist born in Fayetteville, NC. Her forensic techniques for identifying species of birds involved in ...
Russell Balda Dr Russell P. Balda is an American ornithologist notable for his studies of the behavioral ecology of the Pinyon Jay as well as for his work on spatial cognition in seed-caching birds.
Ruthven Deane Ruthven Deane (20 August 1851, Cambridgeport – 20 March 1934, Chicago) was an American ornithologist, noted as a founding member of the American Ornithological Union and for his collection of ph...
Thomas Gilbert Pearson Thomas Gilbert Pearson (1873–1943), usually known as T. Gilbert Pearson, was an American conservationist and one of the first faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Thomas Horsfield Thomas Horsfield M. D. (May 12, 1773 – July 24, 1859) was an American physician and naturalist who worked extensively in Indonesia, describing numerous species of plants and animals from the region.
Thomas Mayo Brewer Thomas Mayo Brewer (November 21, 1814 – January 24, 1880) was an American naturalist.
Thure Kumlien Thure Ludwig Theodor Kumlien (November 9, 1819 – August 5, 1888) was a Swedish-American ornithologist, naturalist, and taxidermist.
Tim Gallagher Tim Gallagher has been the editor-in-chief of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's Living Bird magazine since 1990.
Titian Peale Titian Ramsay Peale was a noted American artist, naturalist, entomologist and photographer. He was the sixteenth child and youngest son of noted American naturalist Charles Willson Peale.
Tony Silva Tony Silva also known as Antonio H. Silva (born 1960 in Cuba) is an American ornithologist, aviculturist and the author of books and articles about parrots.
William Dawson (ornithologist) William Ryan Dawson is an American ornithologist known for his comparative studies on desert and closely-related non-desert birds in the south-western United States, Mexico, and Australia.
William G. Conway Dr. William G. Conway (born 1929) is an American zoologist, ornithologist and conservationist who began his career with the St. Louis Zoo.
William Leon Dawson William Leon Dawson (1873–1928) was a noted American ornithologist, author and lecturer.
William Louis Abbott William Louis Abbott (23 February 1860 – 2 April 1936) was an American medical doctor, explorer, ornithologist and field naturalist.
William Tinsley Keeton William Tinsley Keeton was a biology professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York as well as an author, an animal behaviorist, an ethologist, and a neuroethologist.
William Vogt William Vogt (May 15, 1902 – July 11, 1968) was an ecologist and ornithologist, with a strong interest in population control.
Witmer Stone Witmer Stone (September 22, 1866 – May 23, 1939) was an American ornithologist, botanist, and mammalogist,and was considered one of the last of the “great naturalists.” Stone is remembered princ...