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Congratulations to our 2021 AOS Award winners!

Each year, the American Ornithological Society (AOS) presents a range of awards honoring members for their ornithological research and their service to the society. The work of the 2021 awardees ranges across the spectrum of ornithological science, from genetics to conservation to ecology, and includes invaluable service to AOS and ornithology. This year’s awardees represent the broad diversity of our members and the contributions they are making to the scientific study and conservation of birds.

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21 July 2021

Interacting with Your Invisible Audience | 4–5 pm (EDT)
Hosted by the AOS Student Affairs Committee as part of a monthly webinar series designed to help you prepare for the AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting.

26 July 2021

2021 Quiz Bowl Registration Closes | 12:00 a.m. (EDT)
The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is bringing back the annual competition of avian and avian-adjacent trivia for students and bird-lovers one and all at AOS & SCO-SOC 2021! Register here to compete in the 2021 Quiz Bowl!

9–13 August 2021

AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting, a joint meeting of the AOS and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists–Société de 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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We are excited to host our Keynote Speaker, the incredible @wildandincolor at #2021AOS_SCO. Dr. J. Drew Lanham will share insight into what #ornithology teaches us about identity through history, science & literature. More about Dr. Lanham & his address: https://t.co/Za6xVLbsmc https://t.co/1KK12hKRlZ