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. …

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day!

World Migratory Bird Day and Global Big Day are this Saturday, 8 May! We hope you’ll join us in this global celebration to raise awareness about the importance of conserving migratory birds and their habitats. We’ve pulled together a few Wing Beat posts from this past year that highlight research findings from migration-related papers that …

High-intensity Flight Feather Molt: A Cryptic but Critical Phase of the Annual Cycle of Migratory Warblers

By Ronald L. Mumme Linked paper: High-intensity flight feather molt and comparative molt ecology of warblers of eastern North America, by Ronald L. Mumme, Robert S. Mulvihill, David Norman, Ornithology. The lives of migratory songbirds inhabiting the north temperate zone are built around three dramatic and energetically demanding phases of their annual cycle: spring migration, …

Three Things You Should Know About Population Estimation

Population size estimation is experiencing a bit of a renaissance, due in no small part to the recent “three billion birds lost” paper by Rosenberg et al.

Social Science Is an Integral Part of Neotropical Bird Conservation

Human dimensions are critical in understanding, preserving, and managing birds that eat crop pests, provide economic opportunities, and bring us joy.