The AOS welcomes two new associate editors for Ornithological Applications

The AOS journal, Ornithological Applications, welcomes two new associate editors. Luis Sandoval leads the Urban Ecology and Animal Communication Laboratory at the University of Costa Rica School of Biology. He studies bioacoustics, urban ecology, reproduction and sexual selection. Thomas J. (T.J.) Benson is a Principal Research Scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University …

Strategic Planning: Charting Our Path to the AOS’s Future

By Judith Scarl, Executive Director and CEO The last decade has been a wild and wonderful journey for the American Ornithological Society (AOS), as we’ve changed, grown, and adapted in significant and positive ways. In 2015, we merged two major ornithological societies, the American Ornithologists’ Union and the Cooper Ornithological Society. The year before, in …

Congratulations to the 2022 AOS Kessel Research Fellowship Awardees

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2022 Kessel Research Fellowships for early-career scientists. Two new $15,000 fellowships were awarded to Dr. Umesh Srinivasan and Dr. Amberleigh Henschen to support their ornithological research. Congratulations to these awardees!  These fellowships have been made possible through a generous bequest by Dr. …

AOS journals now accepting submissions of Insights and Monographs

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, are pleased to announce two new article types: Insights and Monographs.  Insights are invited, short papers (15 pages maximum, inclusive of all content except figures, figure captions, and tables) framed around a high-quality photo, video, audio, computer animation, or illustration of a bird, behavior, species …

Why Become a Reviewer for AOS Journals?

Reviewers are vital to the production of the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS’s) high-quality journals. If you are interested in helping AOS increase its reviewer pool, please consider the following ways to contribute.

The AOS Welcomes the Addition of Two Student Council Members

The AOS is pleased to announce that starting in August 2023, we will have two voting student representatives on the AOS Council!  On 27 June 2022, the AOS Council and the AOS Fellows voted to approve amendments to the Society’s bylaws that formalize two student positions on the AOS Council. The AOS has long recognized …

Celebrating the increased impact of Ornithology and Ornithological Applications

The Journal Citation Reports™ from Clarivate 2022 have been released and we are delighted to announce that latest Impact Factors for the American Ornithological Society (AOS) scientific journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, have increased, placing them at the top of their field with Ornithological Applications ranked 1st and Ornithology ranked 3rd in the Ornithology category. …

Sixty-third Supplement to the AOS Check-list of North American Birds Publishes Today in Ornithology

The Sixty-third Supplement to the Check-list of North American Birds, a publication of the American Ornithological Society (AOS), is published today in the journal Ornithology and includes numerous updates to the classification of North American bird species. A few highlights from this year’s supplement, detailed below, include species splits in meadowlarks, kites, and several hummingbird …

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 AOS Student Presentation Awards

Every year, the American Ornithological Society bestows Student Presentation Awards on students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) who present outstanding posters or oral presentations at our annual meeting.  At the AOS & BC 2022 Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we had 64 volunteer judges and 93 student presentations. We extend our …