Birds of Many Feathers Flock Together

Save the date for the 2021 American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) Annual meeting, a joint meeting of the AOS and the Society of Canadian OrnithologistsSociété de Ornithologistes du Canada (SCOSOC).

Theme:  Birds of Many Feathers Flock Together
Date: 9–13 August 2021
Location: Virtual meeting

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) and the Society of Canadian OrnithologistsSociété de Ornithologistes du Canada (SCOSOC) invite you to a joint meeting of our Societies. This will be the 139th annual meeting of AOS and the 39th annual meeting of SCOSOC. After the great success of the virtual NAOC 2020, and with uncertainty about the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic through 2021, we are taking next year’s annual meeting—originally planned to convene in London, Ontario—fully virtual.

Following our long legacy of vibrant annual meetings, the 2021 conference will once again offer a great opportunity for sharing and discussing scientific research in all areas involving birds. The meeting will place special emphasis on research and conservation focused on our 2021 meeting theme, “Birds of Many Feathers Flock Together.

We envision a broad discussion of research that spans the breadth of modern ornithology through plenaries, symposia, workshops, roundtable discussions, contributed papers, and posters. In addition to these exciting presentations, we will have a variety of exhibitors from the commercial, non-profit, and government sectors. We will also host a series of daily, fun networking events for you to make new connections and reconnect with colleagues!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for this meeting and check the meeting website for updates!

About the American Ornithological Society


The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is an international society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of birds, enriching ornithology as a profession, and promoting a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation of birds.  As the largest ornithological member-based society in the world, AOS produces scientific publications of the highest quality, hosts intellectually engaging professional meetings, serves ornithologists at every career stage, and informs public policy on issues important to ornithology and ornithological collections.  

The AOS is distinguished by its tremendous collective expertise, including eminent scientists, conservation practitioners, early career innovators, and students.

AOS publishes two international journals—Ornithology and Ornithological Applications. The Society’s Checklists are the official source for taxonomy and nomenclature for North and South American birds. The AOS is also a partner in the online publication of Birds of the World with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Learn more about AOS and AOS Publications.

About the Society of Canadian OrnithologistsSociété de Ornithologistes du Canada (SCOSOC)


The SCOSOC, an organization of Canada’s ornithological community, aspires to the goals of:

Research:  to encourage and support research that aims to understand and conserve Canadian birds.

Community: to serve as a professional society for Canadian ornithologists.

Conservation: to work with professional ornithological societies in North America and worldwide to promote Canadian interests and the global conservation of birds.

Communication: to disseminate knowledge of Canadian birds through a newsletter and a scientific journal.

Excellence: to recognize excellence in pure and applied research, conservation and mentorship within the Canadian ornithological community.

Responsibility: to speak for the Canadian ornithological community on public issues.

The SCOSOC administers awards; provides interconnection with other professional ornithological societies; and produces two publications, the tri-annual newsletter, Picoides, and professional, peer-reviewed, electronic, and entirely open-access journal Avian Conservation and Ecology, published jointly with Bird Studies Canada. 

Learn more about SCOSOC.

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