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 …

Congratulations to the AOS 2022 Brina C. Kessel Award Winners

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) scientific journal, Ornithology, is among the top journals for the dissemination of current ornithological research. Ornithology publishes original research that tests fundamental, scientific hypotheses through ornithological studies and advances our understanding of living or extinct bird species. Descriptive studies are considered for publication if they present important discoveries or methodological …

Creating a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging at AOS & BC 2022

| Español | As a science, ornithology—and ornithologists—revel in diversity and understand its significance for innovation, evolution, and resilience. Ornithology has a checkered past and thus ornithologists today don’t fully represent the human diversity of our world. The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is working hard to change that. As part of our continued commitment to making ornithology …

Automated Bird Surveys? How to make ARUs and AI work for you

by Jerry Cole Linked paper: Automated bird sound classifications of long-duration recordings produce occupancy model outputs similar to manually annotated data by Jerry S. Cole, Nicole L. Michel, Shane A. Emerson, and Rodney B. Siegel. Ornithological Applications.  New technology is exciting! It’s always fun to brainstorm ways you can use the latest and greatest thing …

Advances in Avian Diet: Methods and Applications, Part 3

By Sabrina S. Taylor, Senior Editor, Ornithology The final two papers in a Special Feature highlighting Advances in Avian Diet: Methods and Applications have been published in the AOS journal Ornithology (see the links below or the January 2022 issue of Ornithology and the February 2022 issue of Ornithological Applications for six previously published articles). …

Finalists Announced for the 2022 AOS Wesley Lanyon Award

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is pleased to announce that the following four early-career researchers have been invited to submit review papers to the AOS journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, in the competition for the 2022 Wesley Lanyon Award, based on proposals each submitted to the editors-in-chief and senior editors. Ornithological Applications Finalists Alex Sutton, …