Chicago, IL, February 26, 2021 – After seven years serving as the first executive director of the American Ornithological Society (AOS), the leading international society for professionals dedicated to advancing the science and conservation of birds, Melinda Pruett-Jones has announced her intention to retire at the end of June. The AOS was formed in 2016 …
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In 2016, in response to the ongoing controversy over beach closures in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the National Park Service asked AOS to assemble an expert panel and produce an independent report assessing the appropriateness of the current NPS beach management plan.
The latest supplement to AOS’s Checklist of North and Middle American Birds includes major updates to the organization of the continent’s bird species.
The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project began in 1979 and is the world’s longest-running experimental study of tropical forest fragments.
The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter.
Populations of some common bird species, including the familiar Mourning Dove, have been on the decline for decades in North America.
New research shows that fall migration patterns have been shifting over time.
In the Pacific Northwest, the range expansion of Barred Owls has already contributed to a conservation crisis for Northern Spotted Owls.
If you’re a predator that eats baby birds — say, an American Crow — eavesdropping on the begging calls of nestlings can be an easy way to find your next meal.
Reproduction and migration are the two most demanding tasks in a bird’s life, and the vast majority of species separate them into different times of the year.