Special Features in AOS Journals

The AOS journals seek proposals for Special Features, collections of 5–8 articles that address emerging concepts or important questions of broad interest to ornithologists. AOS seeks to publish up to two Special Features annually. Articles included in a Special Feature can be published across both Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, depending on each article’s focus, and …

Call for Roundtable Discussions

The submission deadline has passed. We seek a varied suite of proposals for roundtable discussions at the 2021 joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists–Société de Ornithologistes du Canada (AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting) that cover a wide range of timely topics highlighting exciting advances in ornithological research, …

Call for Symposia

The submission deadline has passed. We seek a varied suite of thematic symposia at the 2021 joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists–Société de Ornithologistes du Canada (AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting) that will cover a wide range of timely topics highlighting exciting advances in ornithological research, management, …

2021 Nominations & Applications Now Open

The American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) 2021 awards cycle is open! Read on for important information about nominating members to serve on Council and for recognition as Fellows and Elective Members. Every year we stress how the AOS depends on you, our members, to participate in the Society’s efforts to celebrate ornithologists who have made notable …

AOS Community Forum

We are eager to create a welcoming and dynamic exchange among our members. Please join us online for our first quarterly AOS Community Forum. This will be the first in a series of structured virtual forums designed to open up dialogue.

New AOS Student Member Networking Resource

The American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) Student Affairs Committee is convening a monthly Zoom series to help students collaborate, build community, and access professional development opportunities through AOS. We are excited to announce that our first event, “Meet Your Peers,” will be held Friday, 4 December at 4:00 p.m. EST! Collaboration, community building, and finding like-minded …

Enigmatic Bird Declines in Pristine Amazon Rainforest

After a field season netting birds in Amazonian rainforest fragments and second growth, Louisiana State University (LSU) Ph.D. candidate Erik Johnson was excited to work in undisturbed forest for his 2008 field season. Within a few weeks, he had seen many of the specialist birds absent from the disturbed landscape.

What’s So Special About Neotropical Insectivores?

We can be easily overwhelmed by the biological complexity of the tropics; visitors understandably flock to the eye-candy, the dancing manakins, colorful tanagers and quetzals in fruiting trees, and the hummingbirds visiting vibrant tropical flowers.