British Ornithologists' Union


British Ornithologists' Union

:"BOU may also stand for Bank of Uganda, the central bank of Uganda"

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The British Ornithologists' Union (BOU) aims to encourage the study of birds ("ornithology") in Britain, Europe and elsewhere, in order to understand their biology and to aid their conservation.

The BOU was founded in 1858 by Professor Alfred Newton, Henry Baker Tristram and other scientists. Its quarterly journal, "Ibis", has been published since 1859.

The British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee (BOURC) is a committee of the BOU established to maintain the British List, the official list of birds recorded in Great Britain.

List of presidents

* 1858-1867 : Henry Maurice Drummond-Hay (1814-1896)
* 1867-1896 : Lord Lilford (1833-1896)
* 1896-1913 : Frederick DuCane Godman (1834-1919)
* 1913-1918 : Robert George Wardlaw Ramsay (1852-1921)
* 1918-1921 : William Eagle Clarke (1853-1938)
* 1921-1922 : Henry John Elwes (1846-1922)
* 1923-1928 : Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
* 1928-1933 : William Lutley Sclater (1863-1944)
* 1933-1938 : Harry Witherby (1873-1943)
* 1938-1943 : Sir Norman Boyd Kinnear (1882-1957)
* 1943-1948 : Percy Roycroft Lowe (1870-1948)
* 1948-1955 : Sir Arthur Landsborough Thomson (1890-1977)
* 1955-1960 : William Homan Thorpe (1902-1986)
* 1960-1965 : Reginald Ernest Moreau (1897-1970)
* 1965-1970 : V. C. Wynne-Edwards (1906-1997)
* 1970-1975 : Guy Mountfort (1905-2003)
* 1975-1979 : Sir Hugh Elliott (1913-1989)
* 1979-1983 : Stanley Cramp (1913-1987)
* 1983-1987 : James F. Monk
* 1987-1990 : David Snow
* 1990-1994 : Janet Kear (1933-2004)
* 1994-1999 : John Croxall
* 1999-2003 : Ian Newton
* 2003-2007 : Christopher Perrins
* 2003-current : Alistair Dawson (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)

Notable members

*David Armitage Bannerman
*Thomas Campbell Eyton
*John Henry Gurney
*Christopher Helm
*George Edward Lodge
*Hubert Lynes
*Edward Newton
*Osbert Salvin
*Philip Sclater
*Robert Fisher Tomes
*Edward Adrian Wilson

ee also

* British Ornithologists' Union checklists
* British Ornithologists' Club

External links

* [http://www.bou.org.uk/ BOU website]


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