AOS journals now accepting video abstract submissions for published papers

The American Ornithological Society (AOS), with the help of our publisher, Oxford University Press, now has the capacity to promote video abstracts to accompany published research. We expect this capacity will improve the reach of our articles and make them more accessible to a wider audience. Authors of accepted manuscripts for new issues of Ornithology …

Call for Keynote and Plenary Speakers

The American Ornithological Society and BirdsCaribbean seek nominations for Keynote and Plenary speakers for our joint 2022 Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 27 June to 2 July 2022. The conference theme is “On the Wings of Recovery: Resilience and Action.” We anticipate inviting 3 to 5 speakers who will address a diversity of relevant …

2021 Elliott Coues Award Winner: Peter Arcese

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature profiles of 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 …

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

Post updated 1/10/22We’ve extended the nomination deadlines for AOS Council and AOS Honorary Fellows.Honorary Fellows nomination deadline: 15 February 2022AOS Council nominations deadline: 21 January 2022 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 …

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

Submission deadline extended: All proposals for symposia must be received by 22 January 2022.  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. …

Call for Roundtable Discussions

Submission deadline extended: All proposals for symposia must be received by 22 January 2022.  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 …

Call for Workshops & Training Opportunities

NOTE: Proposal submission deadline extended to 4 January 2022. 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, …