Burt Leavelle Monroe, Jr (25 August 1930 - 14 May 1994, Louisville, Kentucky) was an American ornithologist, a member of the American Ornithologists' Union since 1953, as Director of the Commission of classification and nomenclature (1981-1994) and president from 1990 to 1992.
Burt L. Monroe was locally (Louisville, Kentucky) known as a UFO researcher, appearing on the Milton Metz radio talk show as a regular guest to cover this topic.
- 1959 : Thesis at Louisiana State University (LSU), participaation in a number of field studies in New Zealand and Africa (1961),
- 1965 : Assistant professor of biology at the University of Louisville,
- 1970-1993 : Director of the department of biology at the University of Louisville
- 1990 : His main work- Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World, in collaboration with Charles Sibley.