2021 William Brewster Memorial Award Winner: Marty Leonard

Over the coming months, we will be profiling the previously announced winners of this year’s AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS William Brewster Memorial Award recognizes the author or coauthors of an exceptional body of work on birds of the Western Hemisphere published during the past 10 years. Established …

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day in the Americas

By Catherine Lindell, Editor-in-Chief, Ornithological Applications In honor of World Migratory Bird Day in the Americas on 9 October, we draw attention to some of the articles and blog posts about migratory birds that have been published in the AOS journal, Ornithological Applications (formerly, The Condor), the journal Ornitología Neotropical, and on AOS’s Wing Beat …

2021 William Brewster Memorial Award Winner: Kathy Martin

Over the coming months, we will be profiling the previously announced winners of this year’s AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS William Brewster Memorial Award recognizes the author or coauthors of an exceptional body of work on birds of the Western Hemisphere published during the past 10 years. Established in 1921, …

Thank you to our reviewers in celebration of Peer Review Week 2021

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is proud to recognize and celebrate our reviewers this week during Peer Review Week 2021. This year’s globally celebrated theme, “Identity in Peer Review,” explores how personal and social identity factor into peer review and ways the scholarly community can develop and incorporate more diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices in …

Call for Abstracts: The 2022 Wesley Lanyon Award

Corrected post 10/5/21: The 2022 Wesley Lanyon Award winner will be invited to organize a symposium at the 2023 meeting not 2022, as previously stated. The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is pleased to invite abstract submissions for the 2022 Wesley Lanyon Award, which recognizes an early-career ornithologist who authors the best integrative review paper on …

Applications for 2022 AOS Student Membership Awards Are Now Open

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Student Membership Awards program, which provides one year of free membership to students from anywhere in the world interested in pursuing a career in ornithology.  To be eligible, applicants must not have previously been members of AOS (including either AOU or COS), and …

2021 Schreiber Conservation Award Winner: Francesca J. Cuthbert

The Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award is an AOS senior professional award that honors extraordinary conservation-related scientific contributions by an individual or small team. One of this year’s two awardees of the Schreiber Award is professor Francesca (Francie) J. Cuthbert.

So much to eat, so little time: A rapid refueling stop on arrival in South America is key to epic migration of the Blackpoll Warbler

By Nicholas J. Bayly Linked paper: Rapid recovery by fat- and muscle-depleted Blackpoll Warblers following trans-oceanic migration is driven by time-minimization by Nicholas J. Bayly, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, D. Ryan Norris, Philip D. Taylor, and Keith A. Hobson. Ornithology. For scientists and bird watchers alike, when we think about epic migratory journeys, the Blackpoll Warbler …

Welcome to our two new associate editors for Ornithological Applications

Ornithological Applications welcomes two new associate editors. Olivia Smith is a postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University. She studies how landscape context and local management impact the net effects of birds in farmlands. She is particularly interested in food safety issues. Her work is funded by the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program at Michigan State and the National …