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.

The Cryptic Decline of an Iconic Northern Species

In the excitement and confusion of all-night loon capture, you don’t have much time to think. With a goal each night of catching five lakes’ worth of loons, your team of four loon researchers works steadily and by routine.

Bright light bars big-eyed birds from human-altered landscapes

New research shows the glaring light in human-altered landscapes, such as livestock pastures and crop fields, can act as a barrier to big-eyed birds, potentially contributing to their decline.

AOS Introduces New Student Reviewer Program

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is commencing a pilot program to provide graduate students with little or no experience in reviewing manuscripts an opportunity to work with our associate editors to gain this experience. In this program, associate editors for our two journals, soon to be renamed Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, will have the option …

Seeking Papers: Conservation Social Science Informs Bird Conservation Efforts

By Catherine Lindell, Editor-in-Chief, The Condor: Ornithological Applications The editorial staff of The Condor: Ornithological Applications invites authors to consider the journal for their conservation social science papers that focus on birds. The journal, soon to be renamed Ornithological Applications, publishes articles that advance the conservation and management of birds. Few articles to date have …

AOS thanks our reviewers in celebration of Peer Review Week 2020

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is especially proud to recognize and celebrate each of the reviewers of our scientific journals this week during Peer Review Week 2020. This year’s globally celebrated theme, “Trust in Peer Review,” certainly reflects the deep respect, trust, and confidence we have in our reviewers’ dedication to producing high-quality—and highly trusted—scholarly scientific …