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 …

Thanks to incoming and departing associate editors for Ornithological Applications

The American Ornithological Society thanks Dr. Amanda Hale and Dr. Clark Rushing, who are departing after several years as associate editors for Ornithological Applications. Dr. Hale is a professor and graduate program director at Texas Christian University. Her research investigates many aspects of conservation biology, including the impact of wind energy on birds and bats. …

2021 Marion Jenkinson Service Award Winner: Sara Kaiser

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature profiles of the previously announced winners of the 2021 AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS Marion Jenkinson Service Award is given to an early- or mid-career ornithologist who has performed continued extensive service to AOS, including holding elected offices, but …

Congratulations to the 2022 AOS Student Membership Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Student Membership Awards! These awards provide one year of free membership to students who have not previously been members of the Society. These 34 undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students come from 11 countries. We are excited to welcome them to our Society and look …

2021 Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award Winners: Sahas Barve and Luis Sandoval

Our featured profile series on Wing Beat continues for the previously announced winners of the 2021 AOS awards. Nominations are currently open for the 2022 AOS Awards. The AOS Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award recognizes outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in their career in any field of ornithology. It consists of …

2021 Elliott Coues Award Winner: Peter Arcese

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature profiles of 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 …