Medals and awards

Founders Gold Medal

Presented to the four original Members surviving at the Jubilee Celebration,
9 December 1908

  • F. D. Godman
  • P. S. Godman
  • W. H. Hudleston
  • P. L. Sclater

 

Union Medallists

The Union Medal is awarded by BOU Council to a Union Member in recognition of eminent services to ornithology and to the Union and ornithology.

  • 1912 W. Goodfellow, C. H. B. Grant,
  • 1948 W. P. Lowe
  • 1953 A. W. Boyd
  • 1959 W. B. Alexander, E. A. Armstrong, D. A. Bannerman, Miss E. V. Baxter, P. M Scott
  • 1960 C. W. Benson
  • 1967 Salim Ali
  • 1968 J. M. M. Fisher, C. R. S. Pitman
  • 1969 C. W. Mackworth_Praed
  • 1970 L. H. Brown
  • 1971 S. Marchant, H. N. Southern, B. Stonehouse
  • 1972 D. Goodwin, N. W. Moore
  • 1973 Mrs B. P. Hall
  • 1975 K. H. Voous
  • 1976 K. Williamson, G. C. Shortridge, A. F. R. Wollaston
  • 1979 K. E. L. Simmons
  • 1980 G. V. T. Matthews
  • 1984 S. Cramp, P. A. D. Hollom, G. Mountfort
  • 1987 I. Newton
  • 1988 J. F. Monk
  • 1989 R. Spencer
  • 1991 F. B. M. Campbell
  • 1992 M. P. Harris
  • 1993 R. M. Lockley
  • 1995 R. Tory Peterson
  • 1996 C. J. Mead
  • 1997 R. A. F. Gillmor, J. S. Ash
  • 1998 J. Kear
  • 2004 G. Bonham
  • 2008 C. J. Feare
  • 2011 P. Jones
  • 2012 A. Gosler
  • 2013 N.J. Bucknell
  • 2015 J. Croxall

 

Godman-Salvin Medallists

The Godman-Salvin Medal is awarded by BOU Council to an individual as a signal honour for distinguished ornithological work.

  • 1922 W. E. Clarke
  • 1929 E. Hartert
  • 1930 W. L. Sclater
  • 1936 H. Lynes
  • 1938 H. F. Witherby
  • 1946 P. R. Lowe
  • 1951 R. Meinertzhagen
  • 1959 D. L. Lack, Sir A. Landsborough Thomson
  • 1962 E. M. Nicholson
  • 1966 R. E. Moreau
  • 1968 W. H. Thorpe
  • 1969 N. Tinbergen
  • 1971 Sir Julian S. Huxley
  • 1977 V.C. Wynne-Edwards
  • 1982 D.W. Snow
  • 1988 C.M. Perrins
  • 1990 G.M. Dunnet
  • 1991 D.A. Ratcliffe
  • 1992 J.C. Coulson
  • 1995 E. Mayr
  • 1996 P.R. Evans
  • 1999 G.R. Potts
  • 2004 J.P. Croxall
  • 2006 M.P. Harris
  • 2009 R. Green
  • 2010 I. Newton
  • 2013 R.J. Fuller
  • 2015 S. Wanless

 

Alfred Newton Lecturers

The object of the Alfred Newton Lecture is the presentation of a major lecture by an internationally renowned figure on an appropriate ornithological theme.

  • 1994 Prof I. Newton
  • 1995 Prof J. Kear
  • 1998 Prof J. Diamond
  • 2003 Prof C. Perrins
  • 2009 Prof T.R. Birkhead

 

BOU Ibis Award

An award recognising the outstanding achievement of younger ornithologists.

  • 2006 J. Vickery
  • 2003 W. Cresswell

 

Honorary Members

The BOU’s Rules allow for the appointment of Honorary Members for their distinguished contribution to ornithology. The current Honorary Members are:

  • Dr P. Berthold (Germany)
  • Dr J. Blondel (France)
  • Dr U. Glutz von Blotzheim (Switzerland)
  • Dr S. Somadikarta (Indonesia)
  • Mr J Sultana (Malta)
  • Prof S. Ulfstrand (Sweden)