North American Classification Committee, American Ornithological Society (AOS) Prompted in part by a 2019 proposal to change the English name of McCown’s Longspur, the North American Classification Committee developed and published new guidelines for English bird names that specifically address the issue of potentially offensive eponyms or other names. While continuing to emphasize the fundamental …
The American Ornithological Society (AOS) acknowledges the systemic barriers faced by professional and citizen scientists of color and we’re redoubling our efforts towards making ornithology, birding, and access to the natural world equitable and inclusive.
The following is a message from AOS President, Kathy Martin, and AOS Diversity & Inclusion Committee co-chairs, Sharon Gill and Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez: The recent deaths of Black Americans, including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and David McAtee, at the hands of white police and vigilantes, have highlighted trans-generational systemic racism in U.S. institutions and …
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, here are six favorite migration-related papers published in AOS journals in the past year.
The AOS Council has voted to approve changing the names of the Society’s journals from Auk to Ornithology and from Condor to Ornithological Applications.
You’ve written your paper, double-checked the references, and formatted it for submission. There’s just one thing missing — the title.
Our primary goal is to ensure that your AOS membership provides you with as much value as possible during this difficult time.
How can AOS’s publications program can best respond to the revolutionary changes currently underway in scientific publishing?
Have you ever wondered who’s in charge of AOS? The governing body of the society is the AOS Council.
At our annual meeting each year, we officially welcome the new classes of Fellows, Honorary Fellows, and Elective Members of AOS. Individuals are elected to these special membership classes in recognition of their contributions to ornithology and to AOS. Congratulations to the newest members of these honored groups, who were voted in at our 2019 annual meeting …