Calendar Year Donors

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) thanks its many generous donors and contributing members from calendar year 2018. (*=deceased)

Contributing Members

see Membership page

Scott M. Lanyon
Patricia A. McGill
Alison R. Styring
Sandra Talbot
Melanie Wirtanen

Perpetual Guarantor

$250,000 or more

Brina Kessel*

Benefactor

$25,000–$99,999

Chandler Robbins*

Sponsor

$1,000–$2,999

Ken Dial
Melinda and Stephen Pruett-Jones
Genie and Nathaniel T. Wheelwright

Gold Donor

$500–$999

Charles T. Collins
Rebecca T. Kimball
Patricia A. McGill

Silver Donor

$100-499

Gregory F. Ball
Julia Clarke
Todd Engstrom
Millicent S. Ficken
Sharon Gill
Larry C. Holcomb
Anne V. Hulychuk
Barbara E. Kus
Daniel R. Ruthrauff
Nancy B. Soulette
Deborah Turski
John C. Wingfield

Donor

Up to $100

Keith A. Arnold
Christopher N. Balakrishnan
Alice Boyle
Michael W. Butler
Larry E. Cartwright
Anne B. Clark
Jeffrey A. Cox
Alice Deutsch
Scott V. Edwards
Hugh I. Ellis
Mercedes S. Foster
Joseph A. Grzybowski
John H. Harris
Mark E. Hauber
Karen A. Havlena
Fritz Hertel
Wesley M. Hochachka
Peter H. Homann
Andrew W. Jones
Catherine A. Lindell
Bette A. Loiselle
Irby J. Lovette
Peter E. Lowther
Elden W. Martin
Paul R. Martin
David B. McDonald
Eugene S. Morton
Dana L. Moseley
Robert S. Placier
Christin L. Pruett
Stephen I. Rothstein
Stephen M. Russell
Stephan J. Schoech
Stanley E. Senner
Brian T. Smith
John A. Sproul
Charles F. Thompson
Bruce C. Thompson
James M. Utter
Nils Warnock
Jennifer M. White
Joseph M. Wunderle


Lifetime Donors

Here we acknowledge lifetime giving at the Patron level and above, with our deepest gratitude. (*=deceased)

Perpetual Guarantor

$250,000 or more

Charles R. Blake*
Beecher S. Bowdish*
Werner Hesse* and Hildegard Hesse*
Brina C. Kessel*
Marion Jenkinson Mengel* and Robert M. Mengel*
Marsha Brady Tucker*

Guarantor

$100,000–$249,999

Wallace C. Dayton*
Christian Goetz*
Frances L. Sibley
Eleanor H. Stickney*

Benefactor

$25,000–$99,999

Donald Bleitz*
Herbert Carnes*
Betty Carnes*
Carla Cicero
Wilbur Yocum Gary*
Mark E. Hauber
Karl W. Kenyon
James* and Jean Macaleer
Chandler Robbins*
James Savage*
Robert W. Storer*
Alexander Wetmore*
Beatrice Wetmore*

Patron

$10,000–$24,999

Robert B. Berry
Walter Bock
Howard P. Brokaw*
Alan H. Brush
Theresa L. Bucher (Lulu May Lloyd Von Hagen Foundation)
Nicholas E.* and Elsie C. Collias*
Charles T. and Patricia H. Collins
Kendall W. Corbin
John E. Du Pont*
Frank B. Gill
Robert G. Goelet
Wayne Hoffman
C. Stuart Houston
Mrs. B. Brewster Jennings*
Wesley E. Lanyon*
Richard Marrus
Mary Victoria McDonald
Deane McGurk
William H. Pugh
Stephen M. and Ruth Ogden Russell
Elizabeth A. Schreiber and Ralph W. Schreiber*
Peter Stettenheim*
Harrison B. Tordoff*
Jared Verner
George M. Wickstrom
Sartor O. Williams, III
Glen E. Woolfenden* and Janet A. Woolfenden

    From the field

    Do you want to help shape the future of AOS? Consider running for a spot on the AOS Council! Here's what current Elective Councilor Lauryn Benedict has to say about her experience so far. Nominations are due November 29, and you can find more details at the link in our profile!Climate change means spring is arriving earlier in the Arctic, but not all Arctic-breeding geese are affected the same way — some (such as the Barnacle Goose pictured here) successfully produce more offspring in years with earlier springs, but some produce fewer. New research published in The Auk suggests that this is because timing of spring has different effects on two different stages of the breeding cycle: the pre-laying, laying, and nesting phase, and the hatchling, fledgling, and juvenile phase. When snow melts earlier, more geese initiate a nest, their clutch size is larger, and the chance that the eggs will hatch increases. However, the second stage (hatchling, fledgling, and juvenile) is negatively affected by earlier springs, because food quality is already declining by the time the eggs hatch, creating a trophic mismatch. Photo by Michiel Boom. #ornithology #science #nature #wildlife #birds #geese #conservation #ecology #climatechange #arcticDo you want to help shape the future of AOS? Consider running for a spot on the AOS Council! Here's what current President-Elect Tom Sherry has to say about his experience so far. Nominations are due November 29!Thanks for letting me take over the AOS Instagram for a week! I hope I’ve given a good glimpse into my research and experiences. For all of the undergraduate ornithologists out there, I encourage you to strive for new horizons in your research! I plan on beginning a Master’s or PhD program in the fall of 2020 to continue my studies in ornithology. My future research interests include studying the genomic, behavioral, spatial, and morphological effects of hybridization and the formation of hybrid zones. #ornithology #science #wildlife #biology #birds #dogsofinstagram #womeninstem
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[Thanks, Angelica! If YOU are an AOS member and would like to be featured here for a week, please get in touch.]As a lover of the outdoors, I find myself looking for new experiences wherever I can. In the summer of 2018, I took part in a study-abroad intensive led by Dr. McRae and Dr. Kyle Summers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. I engaged in daily and nightly hikes through Pipeline Road and Barro Colorado Island and conversed with the resident scientists about their current studies and long-term research goals on Barro Colorado Island. My experiences in the rainforest encouraged me to pursue work in wildlife biology and conservation. #science #conservation #biology #wildlife #ecology #panama #womeninstem #ornithology
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[Our thanks to AOS member Angelica Reed (@angelicanreed), who's taking over this account for the week!]I began conducting field research in 2017. Since then, I’ve developed valuable skills and knowledge needed for working safely and effectively in the field, both with others and on my own. I’ve found that I’m never quite finished learning from the people and birds that I work with! Both photos belong to Dr. Susan B. McRae. #ornithology #birds #science #wildlife #bluebirds #womeninstem
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[Our thanks to AOS member Angelica Reed (@angelicanreed), who's taking over this account for the week!]As an undergraduate research assistant, I conduct routine nest checks of bluebird boxes. I enjoy watching the parents build nests through my binoculars! My thesis work investigates factors that affect nest size variation in a specific population of Eastern Bluebirds. I’ve found that the weights of the nests they build are positively correlated to mean daily maximum temperatures within boxes during the incubation period. I gave a poster presentation of my senior thesis work at the 2019 conference in Anchorage last summer! #AOSMember #ornithology #science #birds #wildlife #bluebirds #womeninstem
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[Our thanks to AOS member Angelica Reed (@angelicanreed), who's taking over this account for the week!]
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