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 at breaks!

The timing of the meeting in early April is perfect for viewing the peak of spring migration through 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!

About the American Ornithological Society


The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is an international society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of birds, enriching ornithology as a profession, and promoting a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation of birds. As one of the oldest, and the largest ornithological society in the world, AOS produces scientific publications of the highest quality, hosts intellectually engaging and professionally vital meetings, serves ornithologists at every career stage, pursues a global perspective, and informs public policy on all issues important to ornithology and ornithological collections. The AOS is distinguished by its tremendous collective expertise, including eminent scientists, conservation practitioners, early career innovators, and students.

The AOS is undertaking new initiatives to attract diversity in the profession, assist students, early professionals and international members, and to address the needs of scientists, academics and conservation professionals in advancing ornithological knowledge across the globe. The society endeavors to prepare future generations of scientists and conservation leaders through a multi-dimensional approach: integrating science, new technologies, public policy and citizen outreach; and, partnering with other scientific communities, and with local, state, federal and international government entities.

The AOS publishes two international journals—The Auk: Ornithological Advances, and The Condor: Ornithological Applications, which are among the three highest ranked ornithological journals worldwide in scientific impact. The AOS also publishes the book series, Studies in Avian Biology. The society’s checklists serve as the accepted authority for scientific nomenclature and English names of birds in North and Middle America, and South America. The AOS also sponsors The Birds of North America Online in partnership with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Learn more at our society website, American Ornithology, and AOS Publications website.