Congratulations 2017 Elliot Coues Award Winner – Dr. Kevin J. McGraw

The Elliott Coues Award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions to ornithological research regardless of the geographic location of the work. The AOU established this award in honor of Elliott Coues, a pioneering ornithologist of the western United States and a founding member of the American Ornithologists' Union. The award consists of a medal and an … Continue reading Congratulations 2017 Elliot Coues Award Winner – Dr. Kevin J. McGraw

Congratulations 2017 Marion Jenkinson Service Award Winner – Dr. Erica Dunn

The Marion Jenkinson Service Award is given to an individual who has performed continued extensive service to the AOS, including holding elected offices but emphasizing volunteered contributions and committee participation. The award honors Marion Jenkinson Mengel, who served the AOU as Treasurer and in other capacities for many years. Past recipients who are at this meeting … Continue reading Congratulations 2017 Marion Jenkinson Service Award Winner – Dr. Erica Dunn

Congratulations 2017 AOS Student Presentation Award Winners!

The AOS proudly recognizes the students receiving honors for the best oral presentations given at the 135th stated meeting of American Ornithology in East Lansing, Michigan. These awards are not ranked, but honor excellence in presenting original, significant science that advances our understanding of birds and their conservation. The 2017 awardees (listed in alphabetical order based on last names for categories with … Continue reading Congratulations 2017 AOS Student Presentation Award Winners!

President’s Letter to AOS Members Post AOSSCO17

17 August 2017 Dear Members: I write to update you on the progress of our first year of the American Ornithological Society (AOS), having recently concluded the very successful inaugural meeting of the AOS in East Lansing, Michigan attended by over 700 ornithologists. Thanks to all our marvelous volunteer members who worked on the Local … Continue reading President’s Letter to AOS Members Post AOSSCO17

AOS Classification Committees Mentioned in Atlantic Article

A recent article published in The Atlantic highlights the work and need for the AOS Classification Committees. There are two classification committees, one for North America and one for South America. Once a bird classification is made, it is not necessarily permanent. As ornithology advances and science brings new information to light, that is taken … Continue reading AOS Classification Committees Mentioned in Atlantic Article