About Wilson Ornithological Society

The Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) is an international scientific society comprising community members who share a curiosity about birds. The WOS produces the quarterly Wilson Journal of Ornithology as the latest iteration of scientific journal publication supported by the Society since 1888. The WOS is committed to providing mentorship to both professional and amateur ornithologists through sponsorship of research, teaching, and conservation. Find us on wilsonsociety.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@WilsonOrnithSoc).

Black Birders: Exploring Wild Places and Confronting White Spaces in Ornithology – A Special Plenary at the 2021 WOS Annual Meeting

This year, the Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society are holding their joint annual meeting with Eagle Hill Institute at the 2021 Northeast Natural History Conference, 15–18 April.
Monday, 12 April is the last day to register for the #NENHC2021.

Among multiple special events, there will be three special plenary sessions (all times EDT).

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WOS Membership Renewal Info – Online Portal is Now Live!

Your WOS membership can now be renewed online via the new member portal.

For first time users of the portal, gain access by clicking here. You will be asked to enter your email address, please use the one you typically receive WOS emails to and/or was associated with your WOS membership account last year. You will then be asked to provide a password.  Password requirements are at least 7 characters long and include both alpha and numeric characters.

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Joint Society Statement on Ornithological Field Safety

WOS recently became aware of a public allegation of a sexual assault by a well-known birder that occurred during a bird-watching excursion in a metro-Atlanta park. The professional ornithological societies of the Americas have come together in solidarity with a statement affirming our commitment to maintaining the safety of everyone participating in ornithological field activities or exploring the natural world.

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An update on Volume 132 of The Wilson Journal of Ornithology

The Wilson Journal of Ornithology has released its latest issue (Volume 132, Number 2) on the journal website (wjoonline.org).  The printed version of this issue is in production at Allen Press and was mailed to print subscribers on February 4th.

The WJO Editor, Managing Editor, and our partners at Allen Press continue to work hard to chip away at the huge backlog of papers that piled up in our peer review pipeline due to the illness and subsequent resignation of John Faaborg as Editor in early 2019, and the untimely death of Acting Editor Mary Bomberger Brown in late 2019. We apologize to WOS members and WJO authors for the lingering production delay in the wake of these unfortunate events. Several papers that have been accepted for publication in the next issue (Volume 132, Number 3) have appeared as Online Early Articles on the journal webpage, and other accepted papers will continue to appear as that now-completed issue moves to the production phase, which takes about six weeks. We have begun to assemble the contents of the final issue of Volume 132 and are hopeful that it will appear closely on the heels of Volume 132 Number 3.

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