Who Was Dean Amadon?

auk.gif Dean Amadon was born on June 5th, 95 years ago this day. He passed away in 2003 but was an authority on raptors, writing Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the World. Amadon was also president of the American Ornithologists’ Union from 1964 to 1966 and was a member of the Union for 72 years.

While there may never be a ‘Dean Amadon Day’ we wish to celebrate his accomplishments in ornithology.

2 thoughts on “Who Was Dean Amadon?

  1. Happy Dean Amadon Day.-Actually its kind of neat to read some of the old birding books from way back when.-Did he ever do any writing?

  2. He published “The Hawaiian Honeycreepers” in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History in 1950. Also a book Curassows and Related Birds with Jean Delacour in 1973. (Which we would love to get!) We love reading about other ornithologists and the work they have done.

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