Saturday, November 11, 2023

Racism and Bird Names

11/9/23 Yahoo News:
"Last week, the American Ornithological Society said it would change the name of any bird whose name referenced a historical figure: Cooper’s Hawk, for example, or Townsend’s warbler. Birds will no longer be named after people but, instead, after each one’s physical traits or native habitats.
I had no idea after whom these birds were named.  Someone needs to grow up and stop looking for reasons to be offended.


  1. If they think I'm going to stop calling the birds that frequent my yard Cooper's Hawks just to please their sense of outrage, they need to put down the crack pipe.

  2. I wonder what they are going to do about Boobies. You know, the sea birds.

    I'll just show myself out. :D