Welcome to our two new associate editors for Ornithological Applications

Ornithological Applications welcomes two new associate editors. Olivia Smith is a postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University. She studies how landscape context and local management impact the net effects of birds in farmlands. She is particularly interested in food safety issues. Her work is funded by the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program at Michigan State and the National …

Accessing supplementary materials for AOS journals

It has recently come to our attention that supplementary materials for articles published in the AOS journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, are not currently accessible through BioOne. We are looking into this issue and hope to have it resolved quickly for our readers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are an …

You’re invited: AOS Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Planning Kick-off Webinar

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is developing a strategic plan for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) within our Society. This plan will build on the excellent efforts of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee and will help to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are integrated across our entire organization. We want to hear …

AOS & SCO 2021 Virtual Meeting Available On Demand & By Recording

Couldn’t attend the AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting and want access to a “recordings-only” conference experience? We have great news! All recorded talks, posters, plenaries, and roundtables will be available for 90 days to all registrants after the meeting ends; you will be able to access and watch all recordings on demand. If you did not …

Congratulations to the 2021 AOS Student Presentation Award winners!

Every year, the American Ornithological Society bestows a range of Student Presentation Awards on students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) who present outstanding posters or oral presentations at our annual meeting. Our 52 volunteer judges at this year’s AOS & SCO 2021 Virtual Meeting definitely had their work cut out for them; out …

Congratulations to the AOS 2021 Class of Fellows and Elective Members

Each year at our annual meeting, we officially welcome the new classes of AOS Fellows, Elective Members, and Honorary Fellows. Individuals are elected to these special membership classes in recognition of their contributions to ornithology and to the AOS. Congratulations to the newest members of these honored groups! New FellowsFellows are nominated based on their …

Congratulations to our 2021 AOS Award winners!

Each year, the American Ornithological Society (AOS) presents a range of awards honoring members for their ornithological research and their service to the society. The work of the 2021 awardees ranges across the spectrum of ornithological science, from genetics to conservation to ecology, and includes invaluable service to AOS and ornithology. This year’s awardees represent the broad diversity of our members and the contributions they are making to the scientific study and conservation of birds.

In with the Old, Out with the Mew

Keep your checklists handy because the 62nd Supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Check-list of North American Birds, publishing today in Ornithology, includes numerous updates to the classification of the continent’s bird species. A few highlights from this year’s supplement, detailed below, include species splits for Mew Gull, Barred Owl, and Sedge Wren, among quite …

Welcome to Our New Members of AOS Council!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 AOS Council election! The Council is AOS’s governing body, made up of member volunteers who oversee the society’s strategic direction, policies, budget, and organizational planning.

AOS Welcomes Dr. Judith Scarl as Its Next Executive Director

CHICAGO, Ill. — The governing Council of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) today announces the appointment of Dr. Judith Scarl as its next executive director and chief executive officer, effective 6 July 2021. Dr. Scarl succeeds Melinda Pruett-Jones as the second woman executive to lead the society. The AOS formed in 2016 after a merger …