It’s here! Visit the new OSNA Member Portal to join or renew membership in the American Ornithological Society. (Check out the benefits of membership.) This portal serves all of the Ornithological Societies of North America, including the Association of Field Ornithologists, Raptor Research Foundation, and Wilson Ornithological Society.
Former members of the recently-merged American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society can now renew as members of AOS. Life Members of AOU or COS now have AOS life memberships and need not renew (but can use the portal to update personal information, join other societies, or donate!).
If you need assistance, please check the help page or contact Scott Gillihan at OSNAmembers@gmail.com or 312-883-4670.
In 2016 AOU and COS presented annual awards to honor members for outstanding service and contributions to science. Today we’re featuring the winner of AOU’s Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Mary Caswell Stoddard of Princeton University won the Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award, recognizing work by an ornithologist early in his or her career who shows distinct promise for future leadership in the profession (see a list of past winners).
Dr. Stoddard’s highly innovative and interdisciplinary research focuses on the ecological and behavioral implications of avian color vision complexity. Continue reading…
In 2016 AOU and COS presented annual awards to honor members for outstanding service and contributions to science. Today we’re featuring the winner of the prestigious Jenkinson Award.
Dr. James Herkert (Director of Resource Conservation, Illinois Department of Natural Resources) won the Marion Jenkinson AOU Service Award, given to an individual who has performed continued extensive service to the AOU. Dr. Herkert, recognized for his influential research on grassland birds, served as an outstanding and forward-thinking steward of AOU’s assets while treasurer of the society for nearly a decade. Continue reading…
The American Ornithological Society (AOS), newly formed from the merger of AOU and COS, is offering free 2017 membership to qualified students.
Apply before January 1! Details here.
Green Jay by Alan Wilson, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
In 2016 AOU and COS presented annual awards to honor members for outstanding service and contributions to science. Today we’re featuring the winner of AOU’s prestigious Schreiber Award.
Dr. John Fitzpatrick, head of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, won the Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award, recognizing extraordinary scientific contributions to the conservation, restoration, or preservation of birds and their habitats.
Under Dr. Fitzpatrick’s leadership, the Cornell Lab has grown into a force for conservation, with education and outreach programs that bring bird science to the public. His work on the ecology of Florida Scrub-Jays has helped slow the decline of this threatened species.