AOS Announces Executive Director Transition

Chicago, IL, February 26, 2021 – After seven years serving as the first executive director of the American Ornithological Society (AOS), the leading international society for professionals dedicated to advancing the science and conservation of birds, Melinda Pruett-Jones has announced her intention to retire at the end of June. The AOS was formed in 2016 …

Joint Society Statement on Ornithological Field Safety

AOS recently became aware of a public allegation of a sexual assault by a well-known birder that occurred during a bird-watching excursion in a metro-Atlanta park. The professional ornithological societies of the Americas have come together in solidarity with a statement affirming our commitment to maintaining the safety of everyone participating in ornithological field activities …

High-intensity Flight Feather Molt: A Cryptic but Critical Phase of the Annual Cycle of Migratory Warblers

By Ronald L. Mumme Linked paper: High-intensity flight feather molt and comparative molt ecology of warblers of eastern North America, by Ronald L. Mumme, Robert S. Mulvihill, David Norman, Ornithology. The lives of migratory songbirds inhabiting the north temperate zone are built around three dramatic and energetically demanding phases of their annual cycle: spring migration, …

Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations & Virtual Posters

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST We invite ornithologists to present their work at the 2021 joint virtual meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists – Société de Ornithologistes du Canada (AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting), 9–14 August 2021. The virtual meeting offers a wonderful opportunity …

Migratory Gems of the American West

By William DeLuca Linked Paper: The Colorado River Delta and California’s Central Valley are critical regions for many migrating North American landbirds, by William V. DeLuca, Tim Meehan, Nat Seavy, Andrea Jones, Jennifer Pitt, Jill L. Deppe, and Chad B. Wilsey, Ornithological Applications. The Colorado River Delta and California’s Central Valley are iconic features of …

Call for Workshops & Training Opportunities

Submission Deadline: 15 March 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

Contest Submission Deadline: This competition closed on 5 February 2021. 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 …

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: 15 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 …