AOS 2019 Meeting

AOS 137th Stated Meeting logo

24–28 June 2019
American Ornithological Society (137th Stated Meeting)
Anchorage, Alaska

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AOS 2018 Meeting

AOS 136th Stated Meeting logo

9–14 April 2018
American Ornithological Society (136th Stated Meeting)
Tucson, Arizona

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AOS-SCO 2017 Meeting

AOS 135th Stated Meeting and Society of Canadian Ornithologists 35th Stated Meeting logo

31 July–5 August 2017
American Ornithological Society (135th Stated Meeting) & Society of Canadian Ornithologists (35th Stated Meeting)
East Lansing, Michigan

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NAOC 2016

NAOC VI AOS 134th Stated Meeting logo

16–20 August 2016
American Ornithological Society (134th Stated Meeting), with other societies
Washington, DC

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AOU-COS 2015

AOU 133rd Stated Meeting and COS 85th Stated Meeting logo

28 July–1 August 2015
American Ornithologists’ Union (133rd Stated Meeting) & Cooper Ornithological Society (85th Stated Meeting)
Norman, OK

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AOU-COS-SCO 2014

AOU 132nd Stated Meeting and COS 84th Stated Meeting and Society of Canadian Ornithologists logo

23–28 September 2014
American Ornithologists’ Union (132nd Stated Meeting), Cooper Ornithological Society (84th Stated Meeting), & Society of Canadian Ornithologists
Estes Park, CO

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AOU-COS 2013

AOU 131st Stated Meeting and COS 82nd Stated Meeting logo

13–17 August 2013
American Ornithologists’ Union (131st Stated Meeting) & Cooper Ornithological Society (82nd Stated Meeting)
Chicago, IL

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NAOC 2012

AOU 130th Stated Meeting and COS 83rd Stated Meeting logo

14–18 August 2012
American Ornithologists’ Union (130th Stated Meeting) & Cooper Ornithological Society (83rd Stated Meeting), with other societies
Vancouver, BC

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AOU 2011

AOU 129th Stated Meeting logo

24–29 July 2011
American Ornithologists’ Union (129th Stated Meeting)
Jacksonville, FL

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COS-WOS-AFO 2011

COS 81st Stated Meeting, WSO, and Association of Field Ornithologists logo

8–13 March 2011
Cooper Ornithological Society (81st Stated Meeting), Wilson Ornithological Society, & Association of Field Ornithologists
Kearney, NE

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AOU-COS-SCO 2010

AOU 128th Stated Meeting, COS 80th Stated Meeting, WSO and Society of Canadian Ornithologists logo

7–10 February 2010
American Ornithologists’ Union (128th Stated Meeting), Cooper Ornithological Society (80th Stated Meeting), & Society of Canadian Ornithologists
San Diego, CA

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From the field

Millions of songbirds that breed across North America converge on a tiny region of Colombia called the Darién during their migration each year, as shown by research recently published in The Condor. This is what the researchers call a migratory Plenty of studies, especially in “birdy” places like shade-grown coffee farms, have shown that birds can provide an economically valuable service to farmers by eating pest insects. But what about in the huge swathes of farmland that cover much of the U.S.? To find out, the researchers behind a recent study in The Condor set up mesh “exclosures” over corn and soybean plants to see how keeping out birds but not insects would affect crops' success. They found that birds had a positive effect on corn crop yield, but a negative effect on soybean crop yield in the adjacent field. For the many farmers that use a corn-corn-soybean rotation schedule, this may suggest economic gain in the long run. Photos by Daryl Coldren and Megan Garfinkel. #ornithology #birds #wildlife #ecology #conservation #science #agriculture #midwestThe sunbirds are a group of nectar-eating songbirds from Africa and Asia that are a sort of Old World counterpart of hummingbirds. A recent paper in The Condor offered a new reason to prioritize sunbird conservation beyond just At Michigan State I teach two courses, Ecology and Tropical Biology. Each fall during the Tropical Biology course we have a “Tropical Thanksgiving.” Each group of students is assigned a plant family with a distribution primarily in the tropics, and students need to uncover a species in the plant family that humans eat. Then they bring in a dish prepared with that species, like pineapple upside down cake, brownies, or banana cream pie. Our Tropical Thanksgivings tend to be heavy on desserts! #ecology #tropicalecology #tropicalbiology #ethnobotany #botany #plantbiology #thanksgiving
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[Thanks, Catherine! If YOU are an AOS member and would like to be featured here for a week, please get in touch.]We have worked in Panama and Costa Rica in areas undergoing forest restoration. Birds play vital roles in restoration systems by consuming insects that can damage young trees. They also disperse seeds of plants and provide pollination services. Tropical birds are also just cool! Photo credits include Sean Williams. #ornithology #wildlife #science #birds #ecology #conservation #restoration #neotropicalbirds
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[Our thanks to Catherine Lindell, Editor-in-Chief of AOS journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications, who's taking over this account for the week!]We have investigated a number of tactics to deter pest birds in orchards. Inflatable tube-men appear effective in some contexts, if farmers move them around and use enough of them. We have had mixed results with drones; some models and some flight trajectories are likely to be more effective than others in deterring crop-eating birds. Photo credits include Shayna Wiefrich and Ben Hawes. #ornithology #birds #wildlife #science #agriculture #orchards #womeninstem
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[Our thanks to Catherine Lindell, Editor-in-Chief of AOS journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications, who's taking over this account for the week!]We recently investigated the roles American Kestrels can play in pest management in fruit-production systems. Working with famers in Michigan, we built and installed kestrel nest boxes in sweet cherry orchards. While kestrels nest in the boxes, they provision their young with arthropods, mammals, and birds that consume the cherries. Kestrels also reduce fruit-eating bird activity in the orchards with their presence. Photo credits include Amanda LaFay and Craig Sklarczyk. #ornithology #birds #wildlife #science #raptors #kestrels #orchards #ecology #womeninstem
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[Our thanks to Catherine Lindell, Editor-in-Chief of AOS journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications, who's taking over this account for the week!]
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