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Community Congress on English Bird Names
Changing the English common names of species has far-reaching implications for the ornithological and birding communities and all users of bird names. Defining next steps to address this issue requires an initial awareness of the complexities of name changes and an inclusive approach to understanding diverse perspectives. The AOS Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) committee interviewed several individuals and groups of stakeholders within the ornithological and birding communities to listen to their views on eponymous bird names and learn about challenges that could arise when names are changed.

As a next step in this conversation, the D&I Committee is pleased to announce a virtual Community Congress intended to share this discussion with the wider ornithological and birding community to promote an even greater awareness of the complexities of name changes, and to identify areas of consensus for moving forward. We’ll hear the views of stakeholders regarding name changes, the challenges for specific organizations in implementing change, and the opportunities they identify at this moment for our community. All are welcome to attend!

By registering for this event, participants agree to abide by the AOS Virtual Meeting/Event Code of Conduct: https://americanornithology.org/about/governance/meeting-code-of-conduct/. Help us maintain a safe space in which to communicate by reviewing our policy prior to attending this event.

Moderated by José González, The Avarna Group

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Apr 16, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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