Talking About Birds .. I have my own Column in the ASA Avicultural Bulletin

I have an announcement and a request for your assistance. First, I have been offered my own column in the Avicultural Society of America Avicultural Bulletin and because I am a perpetual blabbermouth when it comes to birds and science, I accepted. Yay, me! However, I have a dilemma that perhaps you can help with: I need a name for this column.


I was given a deadline to name the column, so I sent them a few suggestions, but I just learned today that they are still seeking a name! Obviously, the names I suggested were not inspirational enough to capture their imaginations since, as they write in today’s announcement, “we can’t wait to see what [GrrlScientist] will be contributing and what she is going to name her column.”
I plan to use this column to write about avian scientific research, and what research about birds teaches us about ourselves. So if you can think of a name, especially a clever name, that captures this theme, I’d be mighty appreciative if you can share it with me. The name I’d like to use, Bird Talk, is unfortunately in use as the name of a trade magazine.
The two names I am currently considering are Talking About Birds … or Speaking of Birds … .
Oh, and let me answer your burning question: This is a volunteer writing project for me. (It’s a good thing I don’t have a real job, otherwise, I’d never get anything done!)

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About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Talking About Birds .. I have my own Column in the ASA Avicultural Bulletin

  1. travelgirl says:

    crow’s nest
    ave devorah (ave maria take-off)
    kissing cousins (the logo is a photo of you and one of your parrot cuties kissing)
    feeder frenzy

  2. David Harmon says:

    Congratulations! To get a unique title, you could bring back the “Hedwig” name, which I haven’t seen you use in, um, a sparrow’s age. 😉
    Or just get silly, like “Featherbrainy Notes”….

  3. Gorelick says:

    Our Budgies, Ourselves

  4. oh, ho ho ho! How about Our Birds, Ourselves?

  5. leigh says:

    Sparrows and swallows and tinamous too
    A bird’s gift
    Birds alive
    Avian thoughts

  6. bob levy says:

    The Avian Way
    Bird People
    Bird Notes
    Bird Life
    Avain Raves!
    and the inevitable: This Avian Ain’t Payin’

  7. Bob O'H says:

    The best I can do it “Parrots of Doom”. Or perhaps “Science by the Lory-load”, if that makes sense to Herns.

  8. leigh says:

    What birds tell us

  9. Diane in Ohio says:

    Hmmmmm, how about…”Birdie Bytes”?!

  10. ACW says:

    Bird Words.