City birds tend to be for the rich — and there is a historical element to this as well

By Eric Wood Related paper: Historical racial redlining and contemporary patterns of income inequality negatively affect birds, their habitat, and people in Los Angeles, California by Eric M. Wood, Sevan Esaian, Christian Benitez, Philip J. Ethington, Travis Longcore, Lars Y. Pomara. Ornithological Applications While driving around Greater Los Angeles (L.A.), one cannot help but notice …

Congratulations to the 2023 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Student Presentation Awards winners

Each year, the American Ornithological Society (AOS) bestows Student Presentation Awards on students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) who present outstanding posters or oral presentations at our annual meeting, this year held at AOS & SCO–SOC 2023 Conference held in London, Ontario, Canada.  We offer our thanks to the 2023 Student Presentation Awards …

Species lump for the Western Flycatcher; species status for the goshawk of North America; and species splits in several Caribbean birds among 2023 Check-list changes

6 July 2023; 11:25 a.m. — Revised to correct the link to the article in Ornithology. The 64th Supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) Check-list of North American Birds, published today in Ornithology, includes numerous updates to the classification of North American bird species.  A few highlights from this year’s supplement, detailed below, include …

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) announces its 2023 award winners for achievements in ornithological research, service, conservation, and publication

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) annually bestows a range of awards honoring individuals and groups for their ornithological research and considerable contributions to the science and practice of ornithology, and for their service to the society. This year’s awardees represent outstanding contributions to the scientific study and conservation of birds and to the AOS. The …

Ornithological Applications thanks departing editors; welcomes new associate editor

The American Ornithological Society is grateful to Dr. Sarah Saunders and Dr. Ashley Dayer, who are departing after several years as associate editors for Ornithological Applications. Dr. Saunders is Senior Manager of Quantitative Science with the National Audubon Society where she models occupancy, abundance, and distribution of numerous species. Dr. Dayer is an associate professor …