Living with cowbird nest parasitism—and thriving

By Ronald L. Mumme and Claire Lignac Linked paper: Brood parasitism of Hooded Warblers by Brown-headed Cowbirds: Severe impact on individual nests but modest consequences for seasonal fecundity and conservation by Claire Lignac and Ronald L. Mumme, Ornithological Applications.  Even the most ardent bird enthusiasts find it tough to love the Brown-headed Cowbird. An obligate …

The AOS welcomes two new associate editors for Ornithological Applications

The AOS journal, Ornithological Applications, welcomes two new associate editors. Luis Sandoval leads the Urban Ecology and Animal Communication Laboratory at the University of Costa Rica School of Biology. He studies bioacoustics, urban ecology, reproduction and sexual selection. Thomas J. (T.J.) Benson is a Principal Research Scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University …

Strategic Planning: Charting Our Path to the AOS’s Future

By Judith Scarl, Executive Director and CEO The last decade has been a wild and wonderful journey for the American Ornithological Society (AOS), as we’ve changed, grown, and adapted in significant and positive ways. In 2015, we merged two major ornithological societies, the American Ornithologists’ Union and the Cooper Ornithological Society. The year before, in …

Congratulations to the 2022 AOS Kessel Research Fellowship Awardees

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2022 Kessel Research Fellowships for early-career scientists. Two new $15,000 fellowships were awarded to Dr. Umesh Srinivasan and Dr. Amberleigh Henschen to support their ornithological research. Congratulations to these awardees!  These fellowships have been made possible through a generous bequest by Dr. …

2023 Nominations & Applications Now Open

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) has opened nominations for our 2023 Council, Classes of Fellows and Elective Members, and various Awards! We are committed to building an inclusive and welcoming organizational culture that celebrates the contributions of our members to the AOS and to ornithology. You can help make the AOS stronger by participating in …

AOS journals now accepting submissions of Insights and Monographs

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, are pleased to announce two new article types: Insights and Monographs.  Insights are invited, short papers (15 pages maximum, inclusive of all content except figures, figure captions, and tables) framed around a high-quality photo, video, audio, computer animation, or illustration of a bird, behavior, species …

Why Become a Reviewer for AOS Journals?

Reviewers are vital to the production of the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS’s) high-quality journals. If you are interested in helping AOS increase its reviewer pool, please consider the following ways to contribute.

Thanks to departing associate editor for Ornithological Applications

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) thanks Dr. Amy Davis, who is departing after several years as an associate editor for Ornithological Applications. Dr. Davis is a computational biologist at the National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her current work focuses on the effective surveillance and management of rabies in wildlife and, generally, on …

Nominations Open for 2023 AOS Awards

Nominations are now open for the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) 2023 awards! Each year through our awards program, the AOS celebrates the notable achievements of ornithologists who are engaged in critical and innovative avian research and conservation science, research publication, and service to the Society. We rely on YOU, our members, to nominate your colleagues, …