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Please join us for the 136th annual meeting of American Ornithology and the second annual meeting of the American Ornithological Society, to be held in Tucson, Arizona, 9-14 April 2018. Following our long legacy, this meeting once again will offer a great opportunity for sharing and discussing scientific research in all areas involving birds. The meeting will place special emphasis on research and conservation focused on our 2018 meeting theme of Celebrating Connections: Birds Across Borders.

We envision a broad discussion of research that spans the breadth of modern ornithology through symposia, workshops, and contributed papers and posters. In addition to several exciting plenary presentations and other meeting highlights, you won’t want to miss

  • open to the public: a special evening keynote address from Dr. Ron Pulliam, founder of the Borderlands Restoration Institute and Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia
  • open to the public: a special evening symposium on 40 years of birding and research in southeast Arizona, honoring the careers of Dr. Stephen and Ruth Russell, our Honorary Co-Chairs for the meeting
  • a binational symposium on desert bird research and conservation across our southern border
  • and bird-friendly coffee from Allegro Coffee at breaks!

The timing of the meeting, early April, is perfect for viewing the peak of spring migration through the southwest desert, riparian and forest habitats, and we have several exciting field trips planned. The week will be capped off with the infamous Bird Jam featuring talented musicians from the Society and local area. We hope to see you there!

And don’t forget to mark your calendars with all of the Important Dates & Deadlines leading up to this meeting!

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Multiple sponsors in the same category are listed in alphabetical order.

Premier Level

Platinum Level

Elegant Trogon Level

Violet-Crowned Hummingbird Level

Harris Hawk Level

Vermilion Flycatcher Level

University of Arizona – Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

NextGen Level










Greater Roadrunner Level