Professor Emeritus Linda Whittingham and Distinguished Professor Peter Dunn of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have been awarded the 2019 Elliott Coues Award from the American Ornithological Society (AOS). This is one of the highest awards in ornithology, recognizing outstanding and innovative contributions to the study of birds. The award has been presented to 47 ornithologists from around the world since 1972, and it includes a Nobel prize winner, Fellows of the Royal Society and the AAAS. The award is named in honor of Elliott Coues, a pioneering ornithologist and founding member of the society in 1883. The Coues Achievement Award consists of a medal and an honorarium that will be presented to Whittingham and Dunn in June at the annual meeting of the AOS in Anchorage, Alaska.
Congratulations to Peter and Linda on this amazing award!