The AOS Conservation Practitioner Award, new in 2023, recognizes a biologist at any stage of their career, or group of biologists for outstanding work in government agencies (from municipal, state, provincial, federal, or international levels) or non-government organizations to further the conservation of birds. This award acknowledges the planning, on-the-ground, or day-to-day work of dedicated professionals addressing avian conservation issues at a local or regional scale. The award consists of a certificate and $1,000 honorarium. The awardee is selected annually by the AOS Conservation Award Committee.


Nominations are now open for the AOS Conservation Practitioner Award. Nominations must be submitted through the AOS Member Portal and are due by 15 December 2023.

Please contact either of the AOS Conservation Committee Chairs: Anna Chalfoun or Pete Marra with any questions.

Past Conservation Practitioner Award Recipients

2023 (Inaugural) Jennie Duberstein, Coordinator, Sonoran Joint Venture