Every museum has its “greatest hits” tour — those specimens steeped in museum lore that you show off to visitors.
My earliest memory of participating in the creation of the Rainbow Lorikeets is set in a semi-crowded social hour at the 2019 AOS meeting in Anchorage.
In ancient Chinese mythology, cranes were said to carry the souls of the dead to paradise.
After a catastrophic natural event such as a volcanic eruption, what happens to the birds that live in the affected area?
Sand and gravel pits may seem like an unlikely place to nest, but they greatly resemble Bank Swallows’ natural habitat along rivers and lakeshores.
Different raptor species in the Arctic nest at least 700 to 1,800 meters apart — except for the Rough-legged Hawk.
George Edwards deserves recognition as the creator of a method of posing specimens that anticipated Audubon’s.
Global warming is increasingly affecting wild bird populations, and because the Arctic is warming more rapidly than any other part of the world, populations of Arctic migratory birds are potentially the most vulnerable.
Have you ever wondered who’s in charge of AOS? The governing body of the society is the AOS Council.
The American Ornithological Society is pleased to announce that the following six early-career researchers have been invited to submit review papers to AOS journals as competitors for the Wesley Lanyon Award, based on the abstracts they provided this summer: Jessie Williamson, University of New Mexico: “Elevational niche-shift migration: Ecology, evolution, and physiology of a unique …