Tom Schulenberg

Research Associate


Taxonomy • Neotropical Birds

I have two projects at the Lab. One of my roles is to edit the Neotropical Birds website. This is an online encyclopedia to the biology of all 4,000 (or so) species of birds that occur in the Neotropics—every species that is found in Central and South America, and in the Caribbean.

I also am the avian taxonomist for the Lab. My role is to make sure that all programs at the Lab use the same English and scientific names for all bird species in the world, and that these names are up to date with the latest scientific discoveries. We keep our taxonomy current with the annual release, in August of each year, of the eBird/Clements Checklist.

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