2021 Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award Winners: Sahas Barve and Luis Sandoval

Our featured profile series on Wing Beat continues for the previously announced winners of the 2021 AOS awards. Nominations are currently open for the 2022 AOS Awards. The AOS Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award recognizes outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in their career in any field of ornithology. It consists of …

Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations and Posters

Submission Deadline Extended: March 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM ETSubmission form: AOS Member Portal Post updated 3/8/22 to extend the submission deadline. We invite ornithologists to present their work at the 2022 joint conference of the American Ornithological Society and BirdsCaribbean, with local hosts Para la Naturaleza and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, to be held in …

Thank you from AOS Leaders

Wow — what a year! As we think back on everything that happened in 2021, we reflect on the strength and resilience of our community and our gratitude at working alongside such dedicated, passionate and skilled colleagues. Through your research, your service to AOS, your engagement, and your financial support, you create the diverse, vibrant, …

AOS journals now accepting video abstract submissions for published papers

The American Ornithological Society (AOS), with the help of our publisher, Oxford University Press, now has the capacity to promote video abstracts to accompany published research. We expect this capacity will improve the reach of our articles and make them more accessible to a wider audience. Authors of accepted manuscripts for new issues of Ornithology …

Advances in Avian Diet: Methods and Applications

By Sabrina S. Taylor, Senior Editor, Ornithology Studying avian diet has never been easy, but several methodological advances have enabled novel insights, collectively sparking a renewed interest and vigor in avian diet studies. Accordingly, three recent NAOC and AOS symposia reflect this interest and have highlighted ways that traditional, genetic, and tracer approaches can be …

Nominations Open for 2022 AOS Council & Special Membership Classes

Post updated 1/10/22We’ve extended the nomination deadlines for AOS Council and AOS Honorary Fellows.Honorary Fellows nomination deadline: 15 February 2022AOS Council nominations deadline: 21 January 2022 Each year, members of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) have an opportunity to influence AOS’s future by electing officers and Councilors to govern our Society. We also can honor …

Distinctive egg color variations in Common Murres

By T. R. Birkhead Linked paper: Exceptional variation in the appearance of Common Murre eggs reveals their potential as identity signals by Tim R. Birkhead; Jamie E. Thompson; Amelia R. Cox; Robert D. Montgomerie. Ornithology. Few birds lay such spectacular eggs as the Common Murre (Uria aalge; Common Guillemot in Europe). Almost every book on …

2021 Elliott Coues Award Winner: Bruce Beehler

Over the coming months, we will be profiling the previously announced winners of this year’s AOS awards in a series of posts on Wing Beat. The AOS Elliott Coues Award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions to ornithological research, with no limitation with respect to geographic area, sub-discipline(s) of ornithology, or the time course over which …