Fighting against the rising tides: Climate change outpaces tidal marsh sparrows’ ability to adapt

Conservation practitioners need information that can help predict species’ ability to cope with rapid environmental changes in order to make management decisions. We wanted to better understand the adaptive capacity of two tidal marsh nesting sparrow species, the Saltmarsh (Ammospiza caudacutus) and Nelson’s (Ammospiza nelsoni) sparrows.

AOS 2024 Nominations and Applications Open

Nominations are now open for the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) 2024 Council, Classes of Fellows and Elective Members, and various Society awards. You can help make the AOS stronger by participating in these important annual elections for leadership roles within our Society and by recognizing the achievements of our members.

Job Announcement: Meeting Manager

Position Description and Scope of Work  SUMMARY  The American Ornithological Society (AOS) seeks a Meeting Manager to support AOS’s Meetings Program, including our flagship event, an annual scientific meeting that attracts 800-1000 scientists from across the globe. The Meeting Manager will oversee all aspects of AOS’s Meetings Program, including managing an overall project timeline and …

Congratulations to the 2023 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Student Presentation Awards winners

Each year, the American Ornithological Society (AOS) bestows Student Presentation Awards on students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) who present outstanding posters or oral presentations at our annual meeting, this year held at AOS & SCO–SOC 2023 Conference held in London, Ontario, Canada.  We offer our thanks to the 2023 Student Presentation Awards …

Reproductive data collected over 20 years help guide recovery of a reintroduced population of critically endangered California Condors

By Victoria Bakker and Myra Finkelstein Related paper: Lead, trash, DDE, and young age of breeders linked to lower fertility in first two decades of reintroduction for critically endangered California Condors in California by Victoria J. Bakker, Myra E. Finkelstein, Daniel F. Doak, Rachel Wolstenholme, Alacia Welch, Joe Burnett, Arianna Punzalan, Joseph Brandt, Steve Kirkland, …

Bird scientists flock to London, Ontario, to share the knowledge and passion for birds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA — August 1, 2023 — More than 750 of the world’s leading bird experts and bird conservation practitioners are meeting in London, Ontario, from August 8–12 to take part in the 2023 joint American Ornithological Society (AOS) and Society of Canadian Ornithologists – Société des ornithologistes du Canada (SCO–SOC) …