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Rename All Birds Named After White People10000 Birdshttps://www.10000birds.com/rename-all-birds-named-after-white-people.htm2020article
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A Little Greener Podcast: Episode 12A Little Greener Podcasthttps://alittlegreener.podbean.com/e/insect-apocalypse/2021podcast
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A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identityABC 7 Newshttps://kvia.com/news/us-world/2020/08/13/a-bird-named-for-a-confederate-general-officially-has-a-new-identity/2020article
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What’s in a bird’s name?ABC Radio (Australia) - Julian Morrow on Sunday Extra
Guest - Ian Fraser, author of Australian Bird Names: Origins and Meanings
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/134869522021radio
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The People Behind The Birds Named For People: Alexander WilsonAll About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Alison Haighhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/the-people-behind-the-birds-named-for-people-alexander-wilson/2018article
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Reckoning with the Racist Past of Bird NamesAllegheny Front - Kara Holsopplehttps://www.alleghenyfront.org/reckoning-with-the-racist-past-of-bird-names/2020article/radio
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Our Commitment To Helping Create A More Just, Equitable, Diverse, And Inclusive Bird CommunityAmerican Bird Conservancyhttps://abcbirds.org/article/our-commitment-to-helping-create-a-more-just-equitable-diverse-and-inclusive-bird-community/2020statement
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J. J. Audubon and the Bird of Washington Fraud with Matthew HalleyAmerican Birding Associationhttps://www.aba.org/j-j-audubon-and-the-bird-of-washington-fraud-with-matthew-halley/
2020 podcast
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This Month in Birding – July 2020American Birding Associationhttps://www.aba.org/this-month-in-birding-july-2020/
2020 podcast
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This Month in Birding - April 2021American Birding Associationhttps://www.aba.org/this-month-in-birding-april-2021/2021podcast
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This Month in Birding - July 2021American Birding Associationhttps://www.aba.org/this-month-in-birding-july-2021/2021podcast
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How to Know the Birds: No. 47, Watching Geese in the Age of #BirdNamesForBirdsAmerican Birding Association - Ted Floydhttps://www.aba.org/how-to-know-the-birds-no-47-watching-geese-in-the-age-of-birdnamesforbirds/2020article
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Breaking Barriers in Entomology: The Better Common Names ProjectAmerican Entomologists - Josh Lancettehttps://academic.oup.com/ae/article/67/4/10/64562722021article
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Community Congress on English Bird NamesAmerican Ornithological Society -Diversity & Inclusion Cmtehttps://t.co/lqYjSKnLn52021webinar
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Bird names are now racistAmerican Thinker - Eric Utterhttps://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/06/bird_names_are_now_racist.html#.YNHlghDngPI.twitter2021article
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Woke is for the BirdsAmerican Thinker - Michael Curtishttps://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/woke_is_for_the_birds.html2021article
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Audubon’s famous banding experiment: Fact or fiction?

Citation: Halley, M. R. 2018. Audubon’s famous banding experiment: Fact or fiction? Archives of Natural History 45(1): 118–121.
Archives of Natural History - Matthew Halleyhttps://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/anh.2018.04872018peer-reviewed article
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The McCown's Longspur Is No More, but the Debate Over Bird Names ContinuesAudubon - Jessica Leberhttps://www.audubon.org/news/the-mccowns-longspur-no-more-debate-over-bird-names-continues2020article
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Birdist Rule #101: Learn About the People Certain Birds Are Named AfterAudubon - The Birdisthttps://www.audubon.org/news/birdist-rule-101-learn-about-people-certain-birds-are-named-after?fbclid=IwAR2fX-BXxducCml48kzsdtnYKmFB-R3yE2a6CvVubWJNclDds4jguRe0s8I2016article
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It's Dumb That Kirtland's Warbler Isn't Michigan's State Bird
And while we’re at it, we should change its name to Jack Pine Warbler.
Audubon Magazine - Andy McGlashenhttps://www.audubon.org/news/its-dumb-kirtlands-warbler-isnt-michigans-state-bird2021article
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The Bird World Is Grappling With Its Own Confederate Relic: McCown's LongspurAudubon Magazine - Asher Elbeinhttps://www.audubon.org/news/-bird-world-grappling-its-own-confederate-relic-mccowns-longspur2020article
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Bird named for Confederate general sparks debateAudubon Magazine - Asher Elbin reprint inThe Wildlife Societyhttps://wildlife.org/bird-named-for-confederate-general-sparks-debate/2020article
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What's In a Bird Name?
More than 100 North American birds carry the names of people, some of whom were enslavers, supremacists, or grave robbers. A growing movement aims to do away with honorifics all together and bestow monikers that reflect each species' unique qualities
Audubon Magazine - Ariana Remmelhttps://www.audubon.org/magazine/summer-2022/whats-bird-name2022article
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What Do We Do About John James Audubon?
The founding father of American birding soared on the wings of white privilege. The birding community and organizations that bear his name must grapple with this racist legacy to create a more just, inclusive world.
Audubon Magazine - Drew Lanhamhttps://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2021/what-do-we-do-about-john-james-audubon2021article
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Help Us Brainstorm New Names for These Six Birds
Momentum is building to replace honorific common bird names with more descriptive monikers. Share your ideas here!
Audubon Magazine - The Editorshttps://www.audubon.org/news/help-us-brainstorm-new-names-these-six-birds2022article
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From gypsy moths to Audubon, nature names face racism testAxios - Russell Contrerashttps://www.axios.com/from-gypsy-moths-to-audobon-nature-names-face-racism-test-599d6c6a-adf3-4a0f-b3c6-641d0473770d.html2021article
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Proposal to rename Scott's OrioleBalala Blog - Robert Driverhttp://www.balalab.com/lablog/proposal-to-rename-scotts-oriole2021article
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The Human Factor: Ecological Salience in Ornithology and Ethno-OrnithologyBioOne - Andrew Goslerhttps://bioone.org/journals/Journal-of-Ethnobiology/volume-37/issue-4/0278-0771-37.4.637/The-Human-Factor--Ecological-Salience-in-Ornithology-and-Ethno/10.2993/0278-0771-37.4.637.short2017article
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The Origin of the Common Names of Birds

Grant, M. (1951). The Origin of the Common Names of Birds. Bios, 22(2), 116-119.
Bios - Martin L. Granthttps://www.jstor.org/stable/4605362?seq=11951peer-reviewed article
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Avian taxonomy news - Major step towards single global bird taxonomy announcedBird Guideshttps://www.birdguides.com/news/major-step-towards-single-global-bird-taxonomy-announced/?mi_u=321929&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter050820&eid=321929&_ccCt=z0sRIngnxKh0pXwJGrstwzvMPBAi7zoZUqtuTM%7eII1lVdT2zfeEJ_f%7egqpRqXqVn2020article
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McCown's Longspur renamed by American ornithologistsBird Guideshttps://www.birdguides.com/news/mccowns-longspur-renamed-by-american-ornithologists/2020article
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Bird Names for Birds
Trading “verbal statues” for names that celebrate the birds themselves
Bird Note https://www.birdnote.org/listen/shows/bird-names-birds2020radio/article
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Birders' Choice Awards 2020
Bird Names for Birds - Campaign of the Year Nominee
Birders' Choice Awards 2020 hosted by Bird Guideshttps://www.birdguides.com/information/birders-choice-awards-2020#2020other
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How to Know the Birds: No. 7, What the Swainson’s Hawk SaysBirding Magazine - Ted Floydhttps://blog.aba.org/2019/05/how-to-know-the-birds-no-7-what-the-swainsons-hawk-says.html2019article
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Thick-billed Longspur - An Icon for Change in the Canadian PriariesBirds Canada - Jody Allair and Yousif Attiahttps://www.birdscanada.org/thick-billed-longspur-an-icon-for-change-in-the-canadian-prairies/2021article
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How the North American bird list is changing in 2020BirdWatching Magazine - Matt Mendenhallhttps://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/science/north-american-bird-list-changing-2020/2020article
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A time of racial justice drives new push to rename birdsBirdWatching Magazine - Matt Mendenhallhttps://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/birdwatching/racial-justice-new-push-rename-birds/2020article
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McCown’s Longspur renamed Thick-billed LongspurBirdWatching Magazine - Matt Mendenhallhttps://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/science/mccowns-longspur-renamed-thick-billed-longspur/2020article
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Head of AOS commits to ‘changing exclusionary or harmful bird names’BirdWatching Magazine - Matt Mendenhallhttps://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/science/aos-commits-changing-exclusionary-harmful-bird-names/2021article
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Cuckoo! Leftists take aim at ‘racist’ bird names with ‘colonial’ rootsBizPac Review - Terresa Monroe-Hamiltonhttps://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/06/10/cuckoo-leftists-take-aim-at-racist-bird-names-with-colonial-roots-1087047/2021article
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The Eponym Dictionary of BirdsBo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Graysonhttps://books.google.com/books/about/The_Eponym_Dictionary_of_Birds.html?id=En4wBAAAQBAJ2014book
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What’s in an English bird name?
How can we improve on English common bird names?
BOU Blog - Robert Driverhttps://bou.org.uk/blog-driver-english-bird-name/2021article
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Audubon's Bird of Washington: unravelling the fraud that launched The birds of America

Citation: Halley, M. R. 2020. Audubon’s Bird of Washington: unravelling the fraud that launched The Birds of America. Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. 140:110-141.
Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club - Matthew Halleyhttps://bioone.org/journals/bulletin-of-the-british-ornithologists-club/volume-140/issue-2/bboc.v140i2.2020.a3/Audubons-Bird-of-Washington--unravelling-the-fraud-that-launched/10.25226/bboc.v140i2.2020.a3.full2020peer-reviewed article
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Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems to be renamed and become open accessCanadian Science Publishinghttps://cdnsciencepub.com/do/10.1139/news.2021.06.28/abs/#.YQv-dWOqyKE.twitter2021article
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Birds, cows in crosshairs of those hoping to alter history, ‘fix’ our cultureCarolina Journal - CJ Trumphttps://www.carolinajournal.com/opinion-article/birds-cows-in-crosshairs-of-those-hoping-to-alter-history-fix-our-culture/2021article
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Déboulonner les noms d’oiseaux
De plus en plus d’ornithologues souhaitent remplacer les noms d’oiseaux qui font référence à une personne, dont certaines impliquées dans l’esclavage ou la colonisation, par des noms descriptifs. Les Townsend, Bendire et McCown deviendraient gros bec, gorge rouge et ventre gris.
CBC - Carine Monathttps://ici.radio-canada.ca/reportage-photo/3139/deboulonner-noms-oiseaux2021article
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Comment Nomme-T-On Les Oiseaux?CBC - Carine Monathttps://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/la-semaine-verte/site/segments/reportage/376083/noms-oiseaux-nomenclature2021video segment
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Toronto city council votes to rename Dundas Street
Vote follows push to scrap name due to Henry Dundas's connection to slave trade
CBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-renaming-dundas-street-1.6103260?cmp=newsletter_CBC%20News%20Morning%20Brief_4256_2906532021article
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Renaming Asian carp: Concern over racism, waterways inspires push for new monikerCBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/asian-carp-renaming-fish-racism-1.61037422021article
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Should British Columbia change its name? As we reckon with history, some say it's timeCBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-name-change-1.61269832021article
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Ryerson University to change its name amid reckoning with history of residential schoolsCBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ryerson-university-name-change-1.61547162021article
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Hundreds of Ryerson professors sign letter demanding university change its nameCBC News - Ali Razahttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ryerson-profs-name-change-1.60562602021article
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Edmonton city council votes to rename Grandin LRT station, cover mural of bishopCBC News - Jennie Russell https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-city-council-votes-to-rename-grandin-lrt-station-cover-mural-of-bishop-1.60570682021article
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John James Audubon's complex legacyChicago Daily Harold - Jeff Reiterhttps://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210805/john-james-audubons-complex-legacy2021article
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Confederate' name of a bird is changedChina Dailyhttp://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202008/17/WS5f39fd41a310834817260c41.html2020article
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Bird Names For BirdsClapper Rail by Brooklyn Bird Club - Daniel Smithhttp://brooklynbirdclub.org/ClapperRail/Clapper_Rail_Summer_2021.pdf2021article
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Many North American birds bear names with racist roots. That's beginning to changeCNN - Leah Asmelashhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/us/birds-renaming-racist-history-trnd/index.html2021article
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Certain types of fish are being renamed in the wake of anti-Asian hate crimesCNN - Leah Asmelashhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/us/asian-invasive-carp-rename-scn-trnd/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2021-07-19T11%3A15%3A05&utm_term=link2021article
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Why so many geographic sites in the US still have racist namesCNN - Leah Asmelashhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/07/11/us/racist-geographic-site-names-trnd/index.html2021article
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An invasive species has an ethnic slur in its common name. Entomologists are changing thatCNN - Neelam Bohra and Radhika Maryahttps://www.cnn.com/2021/07/12/us/gypsy-moth-name-change-scn-trnd/index.html2021article
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Washington Post Comes for the White Birdwatching PatriarchyConservative Angle - Ed Jennerhttp://conservativeangle.com/washington-post-comes-for-the-white-birdwatching-patriarchy/2021article
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Many North American birds have names with racist roots. That's beginning to changeCTV News - Leah Asmelashhttps://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/many-north-american-birds-have-names-with-racist-roots-that-s-beginning-to-change-1.54664172021article
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Does Teaching America It's Racist Make It Less Racist?Dag Bloghttp://dagblog.com/link/does-teaching-america-it-s-racist-make-it-less-racist-342952021article
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Woke science! Dozens of animals and plants to be renamed in 'racial stereotype' reviewDaily Express - Callum Hoarehttps://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1482404/woke-science-animals-plants-renamed-racial-stereotypes-esa-birds-history-scn2021article
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Earth Matters: What’s in a name? Change may be the only constantDaily Hampshire Gazettehttps://www.gazettenet.com/Earth-Matter-What-s-in-a-name-Change-may-be-the-only-constant-459167562022article
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2020 was a big year in birdingDaily Herald - Jeff Reiterhttps://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20201218/2020-was-a-big-year-in-birding2020article
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Now wokeism is coming for the birds! Campaigners demand names of species including MacQueen's Bustard and Blyth's Reed Warbler are changed due to links to slavery and colonialismDaily Mail - Hayley Richardsonhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9792411/Campaigners-call-bird-names-links-colonialism-changed.html2021article
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Ornithologists on a mission to change the names of birds associated with colonial horrorsDaily Maverick - Shaun Smilliehttps://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-08-10-ornithologists-on-a-mission-to-change-the-names-of-birds-associated-with-colonial-horrors/2021article
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The History of North American Bird Names in the American Ornithologists' Union Checklists 1886 - 2000Darwiniana - Richard Whitehttp://www.darwiniana.org/zoo/AOUmenu.html2000website
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Changing Honorific Bird NamesEastside Audubon - Andy McCormick https://www.eastsideaudubon.org/corvid-crier/2020/changing-honorific-bird-names2020article
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Words for Birds: A Lexicon of North American Birds with Biographical NotesEdward S. Grusonhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6476793-words-for-birds1972book
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Knocking down statues: efforts to decolonize science in Colombia
While an initiative grows worldwide to rename the birds that honor conquerors and slavers, a team of Colombian biologists and ornithologists launches a series of expeditions through which historical naturalists passed a century ago, but this time, led by women and local communities.
El Espectador -
Daniela Quintero Diaz & Maria Monica Monsalve
https://www.elespectador.com/ciencia/tumbando-estatuas-esfuerzos-para-descolonizar-la-ciencia-en-colombia/2021article
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Better Common Names ProjectEntomological Society of Americahttps://www.entsoc.org/better-common-names-project2021webpage
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Entomological Society of America Discontinues Use of Gypsy Moth, Ant Names
Change marks launch of ESA effort to review, revise problematic insect common names
Entomological Society of Americahttps://www.entsoc.org/entomological-society-america-discontinues-use-gypsy-moth-ant-names2021press release
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Ornithologists call for birds named after people with links to slavery or racism to be changedEvening Standardhttps://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/ornithologists-birds-racist-slavery-name-changes-a4517176.html2020article
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Bird Names for Birds ConversationFeminist Bird Clubhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs6jDv-T5yM&feature=youtu.be2020webinar
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#BirdNamesForBirdsFowl Mouth Podcasthttp://fowlmouthspodcast.com/2020/09/01/episode-22-birdnamesforbirds/2020podcast
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Birds of the World: Recommended English NamesFrank Gill and Minturn Wright https://www.amazon.com/Birds-World-Recommended-English-Names/dp/0691128278Book
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A Bird By Any Other Name is a Thought Crime
Elite birdwatchers are purging American natural history.
Front Page Mag - Danusha Goskahttps://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/06/bird-any-other-name-thought-crime-danusha-goska/2021article
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Bird is the Word: An Historical Perspective on the Names of North American BirdsGary H. Meiterhttps://books.google.com/books/about/Bird_is_the_Word.html?id=dQVCuwEACAAJ&source=kp_book_description2020book
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John James Audubon Was Never GoodGizmodo - Ryan F. Mandelbaum https://gizmodo.com/john-james-audubon-was-never-good-18450940102020article
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Racism in Taxonomy: What’s in a Name?Hoyt Arboretum - MJ Jacksonhttps://www.hoytarboretum.org/racism-in-taxonomy-whats-in-a-name/2021article
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Towards redressing inaccurate, offensive and inappropriate common bird namesIbis - Robert J. Driver, Alexander L. Bondhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ibi.129842021peer-reviewed article
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Just for the birds: Can we get better bird names, Part IIIIdaho Press - Terry Rich Birdhttps://www.idahopress.com/community/just-for-the-birds-can-we-get-better-bird-names-part-iii/article_53cfe7f2-6fd8-5612-8389-b0594b5bc289.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social2021article
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What Confederate statues and some American bird names have in commonJackson Hole News & Guide - reprint of Foley & Rutter WaPo OpEdhttps://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson_hole_daily/state_and_regional/writerrs_on_range/what-confederate-statues-and-some-american-bird-names-have-in-common/article_75b730c7-a25c-5080-939c-7656a533d2f5.html2020article
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Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names James A. Joblinghttps://archive.org/details/Helm_Dictionary_of_Scientific_Bird_Names_by_James_A._JoblingPDF
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A World of WatchersJoseph Kastnerhttps://www.amazon.com/World-Watchers-Joseph-Kastner/dp/0394528697Book
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A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identityKMOV4https://www.kmov.com/a-bird-named-for-a-confederate-general-officially-has-a-new-identity/article_27f9254b-43db-53ae-8fe0-3d76d7a0f848.html2020article
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Name Flap Ruffles FeathersLA Timeshttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-nov-12-mn-32707-story.html%3F_amp%3Dtrue1999article
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What's in a Name?Laura Erickson's Birding Bloghttps://blog.lauraerickson.com/2020/09/whats-in-name.html2020article
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Vanity, Thy Name is EponymLegally Blind Birding - Michael Hurbenhttps://legallyblindbirding.net/2022/01/02/vanity-thy-name-is-eponym/2022article
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Birds of New York: Audubon in the CityLIVE from NYPL - New York Public Libraryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-u_HpZ4HKQ2021webinar
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A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identityLocal News 8https://localnews8.com/news/2020/08/13/a-bird-named-for-a-confederate-general-officially-has-a-new-identity/2020article
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The Bird Names For Birds Movement - Special Edition by Calvin BonnLos Angeles Birds - Students newsletter - by Calvin Bonnhttps://us10.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=53326d1cd70b1b5e3fc3c00d1&id=710a31103d2020article
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Bird Names for Birds - lesson plan for grades 4-8Madison Audubonhttps://madisonaudubon.org/resources-for-teachers2021lesson plan
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Bird Names for BirdsMadison Audubon - Carolyn Byershttps://madisonaudubon.org/blog/2021/2/22/bird-names-for-birds2021article
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McCown’s Longspur should not be renamed…unless all honorific names are changed.Matthew Halleyhttps://matthewhalley.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/mccowns-longspur-should-not-be-renamed-unless-all-honorific-names-are-changed/2019article