Celebrating the increased impact of Ornithology and Ornithological Applications

The Journal Citation Reports™ from Clarivate 2022 have been released and we are delighted to announce that latest Impact Factors for the American Ornithological Society (AOS) scientific journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, have increased, placing them at the top of their field with Ornithological Applications ranked 1st and Ornithology ranked 3rd in the Ornithology category. …

Sixty-third Supplement to the AOS Check-list of North American Birds Publishes Today in Ornithology

The Sixty-third Supplement to the Check-list of North American Birds, a publication of the American Ornithological Society (AOS), is published today in the journal Ornithology and includes numerous updates to the classification of North American bird species. A few highlights from this year’s supplement, detailed below, include species splits in meadowlarks, kites, and several hummingbird …

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 AOS Student Presentation Awards

Every year, the American Ornithological Society bestows Student Presentation Awards on students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) who present outstanding posters or oral presentations at our annual meeting.  At the AOS & BC 2022 Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we had 64 volunteer judges and 93 student presentations. We extend our …

Congratulations to the AOS 2022 Brina C. Kessel Award Winners

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) scientific journal, Ornithology, is among the top journals for the dissemination of current ornithological research. Ornithology publishes original research that tests fundamental, scientific hypotheses through ornithological studies and advances our understanding of living or extinct bird species. Descriptive studies are considered for publication if they present important discoveries or methodological …

Welcome to Our New Members of AOS Council

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Council election! The Council is the AOS’s governing body, made up of member volunteers who oversee the Society’s strategic direction, policies, budget, and organizational planning. Voting Councilors include four officers (President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary), twelve Elective Councilors, and three Past …

Congratulations to the 2022 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Award Winners

Every 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 2022 awardees ranges across the spectrum of ornithological science, from conservation to ecology to evolution, and includes invaluable service to the AOS and ornithology. This year’s awardees …

Creating a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging at AOS & BC 2022

| Español | As a science, ornithology—and ornithologists—revel in diversity and understand its significance for innovation, evolution, and resilience. Ornithology has a checkered past and thus ornithologists today don’t fully represent the human diversity of our world. The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is working hard to change that. As part of our continued commitment to making ornithology …

Automated Bird Surveys? How to make ARUs and AI work for you

by Jerry Cole Linked paper: Automated bird sound classifications of long-duration recordings produce occupancy model outputs similar to manually annotated data by Jerry S. Cole, Nicole L. Michel, Shane A. Emerson, and Rodney B. Siegel. Ornithological Applications.  New technology is exciting! It’s always fun to brainstorm ways you can use the latest and greatest thing …