Congratulations to the 2022 AOS Kessel Research Fellowship Awardees

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2022 Kessel Research Fellowships for early-career scientists. Two new $15,000 fellowships were awarded to Dr. Umesh Srinivasan and Dr. Amberleigh Henschen to support their ornithological research. Congratulations to these awardees!  These fellowships have been made possible through a generous bequest by Dr. …

2023 Nominations & Applications Now Open

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) has opened nominations for our 2023 Council, Classes of Fellows and Elective Members, and various Awards! We are committed to building an inclusive and welcoming organizational culture that celebrates the contributions of our members to the AOS and to ornithology. You can help make the AOS stronger by participating in …

Two New AOS Member Resources Take Flight: Membership Welcome Packet & “The Flock”

Two new member resources from the American Ornithological Society (AOS) took flight this week: the AOS Membership Welcome Packet, which outlines various member resources and benefits with details about ways to get involved in the important work of the AOS; and the long-awaited AOS Member Directory (“The Flock”), which is now available through the AOS …

Thanks to departing associate editor for Ornithological Applications

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) thanks Dr. Amy Davis, who is departing after several years as an associate editor for Ornithological Applications. Dr. Davis is a computational biologist at the National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her current work focuses on the effective surveillance and management of rabies in wildlife and, generally, on …

Congratulations to the AOS 2022 Class of Fellows, Elective Members, and Honorary Fellows

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) officially welcomes the 2022 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 our newest members of these distinguished groups! 2022 Fellows Michael J. AndersenJameson F. ChaceGeorge A. ClarkKristen …

The AOS Welcomes the Addition of Two Student Council Members

The AOS is pleased to announce that starting in August 2023, we will have two voting student representatives on the AOS Council!  On 27 June 2022, the AOS Council and the AOS Fellows voted to approve amendments to the Society’s bylaws that formalize two student positions on the AOS Council. The AOS has long recognized …

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 AOS Student Presentation Awards

Every year, the American Ornithological Society bestows Student Presentation Awards on students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) who present outstanding posters or oral presentations at our annual meeting.  At the AOS & BC 2022 Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we had 64 volunteer judges and 93 student presentations. We extend our …

Congratulations to the AOS 2022 Brina C. Kessel Award Winners

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) scientific journal, Ornithology, is among the top journals for the dissemination of current ornithological research. Ornithology publishes original research that tests fundamental, scientific hypotheses through ornithological studies and advances our understanding of living or extinct bird species. Descriptive studies are considered for publication if they present important discoveries or methodological …

Welcome to Our New Members of AOS Council

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Council election! The Council is the AOS’s governing body, made up of member volunteers who oversee the Society’s strategic direction, policies, budget, and organizational planning. Voting Councilors include four officers (President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary), twelve Elective Councilors, and three Past …

Congratulations to the 2022 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Award Winners

Every 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 2022 awardees ranges across the spectrum of ornithological science, from conservation to ecology to evolution, and includes invaluable service to the AOS and ornithology. This year’s awardees …