List of famous ornithologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top ornithologists in the world? This includes the most prominent ornithologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable ornithologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic ornithologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned ornithologists.
Examples of people on this list: Olivier Messiaen, Louis Agassiz Fuertes and more.From reputable, prominent, and well known ornithologists to the lesser known ornithologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the ornithologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ornithologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous ornithologists?" then you're in the right place. (41 items)
William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. A birdwatcher since his childhood in Quinton, Birmingham, Oddie has now established a reputation as an ornithologist, conservationist, and television presenter on wildlife issues. Some of his books are illustrated with his own paintings and drawings. His wildlife programmes for the BBC include: Springwatch/Autumnwatch, How to Watch Wildlife, Wild In Your Garden, Birding with Bill Oddie, Britain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie and Bill Oddie Goes Wild. ...moresee more on Bill Oddie
John James Audubon, born Jean-Jacques Audubon, was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species. ...moresee more on John James Audubon
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. He made thousands of bird paintings and sketches, based on studies in nature and details from fresh specimens, that illustrate a range of ornithological works. He died in a car accident near New York, shortly after returning from an expedition to Abyssinia. His name is commemorated in two species. One is a species described by Frank Chapman as Icterus fuertesi, although it is now considered a subspecies of the Orchard Oriole. The other, Fuertes's Parrot, or Hapalopsittaca ...moresee more on Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations. Messiaen also drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his pieces. He travelled widely and wrote works inspired by diverse influences such as Japanese music, the landscape of Bryce Canyon in Utah and the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He said he perceived colours when he heard certain musical chords; combinations of these colours, he said, were important in his compositional process. For a short period ...moresee more on Olivier Messiaen