2021 Peter R. Stettenheim Service Award Winner: Fred Sheldon

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature profiles of the previously announced winners of the 2021 AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. In 2018, the American Ornithological Society (AOS) established the Peter R. Stettenheim Service Award, intended to carry on the tradition of the Cooper Ornithological Society’s Cooper Honorary …

Release of captive-bred Egyptian Vultures to save the species — is it working?

By Ron Efrat Linked Paper: Postrelease survival of captive-bred Egyptian Vultures is similar to that of wild-hatched Egyptian Vultures and is not affected by release age or season by Ron Efrat, Ohad Hatzofe, Ygal Miller, Thomas Mueller, Nir Sapir, and Oded Berger-Tal. Ornithological Applications. Conservation projects are often lengthy processes that can be difficult to …

2021 Marion Jenkinson Service Award Winner: Sara Kaiser

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature profiles of the previously announced winners of the 2021 AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS Marion Jenkinson Service Award is given to an early- or mid-career ornithologist who has performed continued extensive service to AOS, including holding elected offices, but …

Nomination period extended for AOS Officers & Elective Councilors

The AOS Committee for Nomination of Officers and Elective Councilors is continuing to seek nominations, including self-nominations, for the following leadership positions, which will be on the upcoming 2022 ballot: President-Elect  Secretary Treasurer  Elective Councilor (4 seats for election). The Committee is seeking a diverse array of nominees and is extending the nomination period through …

Congratulations to the 2022 AOS Student Membership Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Student Membership Awards! These awards provide one year of free membership to students who have not previously been members of the Society. These 34 undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students come from 11 countries. We are excited to welcome them to our Society and look …

Call for Associate Editors for AOS Journals

Interested in joining the editorial board of Ornithological Applications or Ornithology? Associate Editors manage the peer-review process by assigning papers (maximum of one new manuscript per month) to reviewers, synthesizing reviews received, and making recommendations to the Senior Editors or Editor-in-Chief. They also serve as ambassadors for the AOS journals and encourage manuscript submissions from …

2021 Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award Winners: Sahas Barve and Luis Sandoval

Our featured profile series on Wing Beat continues for the previously announced winners of the 2021 AOS awards. Nominations are currently open for the 2022 AOS Awards. The AOS Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award recognizes outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in their career in any field of ornithology. It consists of …

Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations and Posters

Submission Deadline Extended: March 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM ETSubmission form: AOS Member Portal Post updated 3/8/22 to extend the submission deadline. We invite ornithologists to present their work at the 2022 joint conference of the American Ornithological Society and BirdsCaribbean, with local hosts Para la Naturaleza and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, to be held in …

AOS journals now accepting video abstract submissions for published papers

The American Ornithological Society (AOS), with the help of our publisher, Oxford University Press, now has the capacity to promote video abstracts to accompany published research. We expect this capacity will improve the reach of our articles and make them more accessible to a wider audience. Authors of accepted manuscripts for new issues of Ornithology …