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, …

AOS Community Forum

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) invites members to join us online on Thursday, 2 December at 5:00 p.m. (EST) for our next AOS Community Forum, Leadership Within AOS: Pathways and Opportunities. AOS President Mike Webster and President-Elect Colleen Handel will provide an overview of leadership opportunities within AOS. Membership Committee Chair Sara Kaiser will discuss …

Last chance! Catch what you missed at AOS & SCO-SOC 2021

We can hardly believe it’s been nearly three months since the 2021 Joint Virtual Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists-Société des ornithologistes du Canada (AOS & SCO-SOC 2021)! If you missed any sessions or talks that you still want to view, our recorded program will be available through midnight (EST) on …

2021 Elliott Coues Award Winner: Bruce Beehler

Over the coming months, we will be profiling 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 course over which …

2021 Loye and Alden Miller Research Award Winner: Tony D. Williams

Over the coming months, we will be profiling the previously announced winners of this year’s AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS Loye and Alden Miller Research Award recognizes a lifetime achievement in ornithological research. It is named for noted father (Loye) and son (Alden) ornithologists from the Los Angeles …

2021 William Brewster Memorial Award Winner: Marty Leonard

Over the coming months, we will be profiling the previously announced winners of this year’s AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS William Brewster Memorial Award recognizes the author or coauthors of an exceptional body of work on birds of the Western Hemisphere published during the past 10 years. Established …

Creating a More Welcoming and Inclusive AOS

The mission of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) is “to advance the scientific understanding of birds, to enrich ornithology as a profession, and to promote a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation of birds.” This mission is best served by nourishing and supporting what can be the greatest asset of our Society—a diverse membership working …

2021 William Brewster Memorial Award Winner: Kathy Martin

Over the coming months, we will be profiling the previously announced winners of this year’s AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS William Brewster Memorial Award recognizes the author or coauthors of an exceptional body of work on birds of the Western Hemisphere published during the past 10 years. Established in 1921, …

Thank you to our reviewers in celebration of Peer Review Week 2021

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is proud to recognize and celebrate our reviewers this week during Peer Review Week 2021. This year’s globally celebrated theme, “Identity in Peer Review,” explores how personal and social identity factor into peer review and ways the scholarly community can develop and incorporate more diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices in …

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 …