Man bird watching near ocean

early career

AOS Member since 2018, Prashant Ghimire from Nepal birding in Puerto Rico during AOS-BC 2022.

Birds flying over water

Birds are
essential to
our future.

Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica). Photo by Phil Battley.

Bird sitting on branch

our 2023

Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica).

a global

Wing Beat

Call for Symposia

Post updated 1/19/23 Submission Deadline: 10 February 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET We seek a varied suite of thematic symposia …

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31 January 2023

Early Travel Award application deadline for international travelers requiring a visa and who wish to be considered in the initial round of funding. Travelers not requiring visas should plan to submit their travel award applications by the 15 March deadline.

3 February 2023

Applications due for 2023 AOS Student & Postdoc Research Awards

10 February 2023

Proposals due by 11:59 p.m. ET for AOS & SCO–SOC 2023 Workshop & Training Opportunities, Roundtable Discussions, and Symposia

15 February 2023

Manakin Mini Symposium | 1-2pm | AOS Student Affairs Committee Webinar Series

24 February 2023

Applications due by 11:59 pm ET for 2023 AOS Latin American/Caribbean Research Awards (New in 2023!)

15 March 2023

Applications due by 11:59 pm ET for all Travel Awards and Caregiver Grants for AOS & SCO-SOC 2023

28 April 2023

Applications due by 11:59 p.m. ET for 2023 Kessel Fellowships for Ornithological Research

8–12 August 2023

AOS & SCOSOC 2023 in London, Ontario; a joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists–Société des ornithologistes du Canada (SCO–SOC)


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Why AOS Now?


  • Ph.D. candidate (3rd year) in the Lovette Lab at Cornell University (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department)
  • Cornell Sloan Scholar
  • Former Co-chair of AOS Student Affairs Committee
  • Member of AOS Membership Committee, AOS Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Member of Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

“Birds are an exceptional vessel for appreciating the natural world, science communication, policy and advocacy. Ornithology brings many people together under this shared appreciation, and I love how AOS promotes a mission that every type of bird lover is welcome and respected in the community.”





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#AOSmembers | We're accepting applications from early-career #ornithologists for 2023 @AmOrnith Kessel Fellowships. This year, we have 4 fellowships of $15K each for ornithological #research. See website for requirements & instructions. Due date: 4/28/23.