Call for Workshops & Training Opportunities

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST We seek a varied suite of proposals for workshops and training opportunities 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). We aim to provide workshops and training opportunities …

AOS in 2021: Connection, Community & Collegiality During COVID

With 2020 finally behind us, we’re excited about what’s in store for AOS and our members in 2021. We have a bold vision for the future and a clear commitment to strengthen the professional support we provide our community members, especially for our most vulnerable members who have been affected by COVID restrictions. Our aim …

Announcing Our 2021 Annual Meeting Logo Competition

Are you an artist with bold and creative ideas who also happens to love birds? The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is seeking a logo that captures the theme, spirit, and intention of our 2021 joint Society meeting with the Society of Canadian Ornithologists–Société de Ornithologistes du Canada (SCO-SOC) this coming August. That’s where you come …

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

Submission Deadline Extended: 1 March 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST 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 …

Call for Symposia

Submission Deadline Extended: 1 March 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST 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 …

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.