Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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!)


  1. #1 travelgirl
    October 29, 2008

    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. #2 David Harmon
    October 29, 2008

    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. #3 Gorelick
    October 29, 2008

    Our Budgies, Ourselves

  4. #4 "GrrlScientist"
    October 29, 2008

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

  5. #5 leigh
    October 29, 2008

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

  6. #6 bob levy
    October 29, 2008

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

  7. #7 Bob O'H
    October 30, 2008

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

  8. #8 leigh
    October 30, 2008

    What birds tell us

  9. #9 Diane in Ohio
    November 2, 2008

    Hmmmmm, how about…”Birdie Bytes”?!

  10. #10 ACW
    November 13, 2008

    Bird Words.

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