Advances in Avian Diet: Methods and Applications

By Sabrina S. Taylor, Senior Editor, Ornithology Studying avian diet has never been easy, but several methodological advances have enabled novel insights, collectively sparking a renewed interest and vigor in avian diet studies. Accordingly, three recent NAOC and AOS symposia reflect this interest and have highlighted ways that traditional, genetic, and tracer approaches can be …

Nominations Open for 2022 AOS Awards

The American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) 2022 awards cycle is now open! 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, mentees, …

Nominations Open for 2022 AOS Council & Special Membership Classes

Each year, members of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) have an opportunity to influence AOS’s future by electing officers and Councilors to govern our Society. We also can honor accomplished ornithologists through nominations to our Elective Member and Fellows classes. Nominations are now open for the AOS Council and the 2022 classes of Fellows and …

Distinctive egg color variations in Common Murres

By T. R. Birkhead Linked paper: Exceptional variation in the appearance of Common Murre eggs reveals their potential as identity signals by Tim R. Birkhead; Jamie E. Thompson; Amelia R. Cox; Robert D. Montgomerie. Ornithology. Few birds lay such spectacular eggs as the Common Murre (Uria aalge; Common Guillemot in Europe). Almost every book on …

Call for Symposia

We seek a varied suite of thematic symposia at the 2022 joint conference of the American Ornithological Society and BirdsCaribbean, with local hosts Para la Naturaleza and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 27 June–2 July 2022. We invite proposals for symposia that will cover a wide range of timely …

Call for Roundtable Discussions

We seek a varied suite of proposals for roundtable discussions at the 2022 joint conference of the American Ornithological Society and BirdsCaribbean, with local hosts Para la Naturaleza and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 27 June–2 July 2022. Proposals should address timely topics highlighting exciting advances in ornithological research, …

Call for Workshops & Training Opportunities

We seek a varied suite of proposals for workshops and training opportunities at the 2022 joint conference of the American Ornithological Society and BirdsCaribbean (AOS & BC 2022), with local hosts Para la Naturaleza and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 27 June–2 July 2022. Our aim is to …

AOS Community Forum

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) invites members to join us online on Thursday, 2 December at 5:00 p.m. (EST) for our next AOS Community Forum, Leadership Within AOS: Pathways and Opportunities. AOS President Mike Webster and President-Elect Colleen Handel will provide an overview of leadership opportunities within AOS. Membership Committee Chair Sara Kaiser will discuss …

Last chance! Catch what you missed at AOS & SCO-SOC 2021

We can hardly believe it’s been nearly three months since the 2021 Joint Virtual Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists-Société des ornithologistes du Canada (AOS & SCO-SOC 2021)! If you missed any sessions or talks that you still want to view, our recorded program will be available through midnight (EST) on …

2021 Elliott Coues Award Winner: Bruce Beehler

Over the coming months, we will be profiling the previously announced winners of this year’s AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS Elliott Coues Award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions to ornithological research, with no limitation with respect to geographic area, sub-discipline(s) of ornithology, or the time course over which …