Upcoming Event on Ornithology Careers Outside Academia

On October 22 at 4 pm EDT, the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists will be hosting the first of a series of quarterly virtual events held via Zoom for grad students and early professionals members of either society. The inaugural event, a panel discussion on “Careers in Ornithology and Avian Conservation Outside the Academy” moderated by WOS 2nd Vice President Auriel Fournier, will include discussion from the panelists on what their jobs in ornithology and avian conservation look like, what they find rewarding, and what skill sets they use. There will also be time for questions so everyone can learn more about these career paths. Please register in advance using the link below. We hope to see you there!

Event Title: Careers in Ornithology and Avian Conservation Outside the Academy

Time & Date: October 22, 4 pm EDT


Jennie Duberstein, WOS Council / Sonoran Joint Venture

Andrew Cox, Wilson Journal of Ornithology Associate Editor / Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission

Sarah Sargent, AFO Council / Erie Bird Observatory

Dave Cerasale, AFO Council / WestLand Resources Inc.

Yula Kapetanakos, AFO Council / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Rob Aldredge, AFO Council / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Scott Stoleson, AFO Council / U.S. Forest Service

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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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New Web Page and Other Updates for Wilson Journal of Ornithology

(August 2020) The Wilson Ornithological Society is excited to announce that we have updated and redesigned the web page for The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, and have implemented exciting changes that are intended to maximize access to WJO papers at the lowest possible cost to authors.

The Wilson Journal of Ornithology now offers authors of articles accepted for publication in the 2021 volume (Vol. 133) the following:

  • A 50% discount on pages charges for corresponding authors that are WOS members
  • An inexpensive option for immediate Open Access
  • Discounted publication charges for authors from middle-income and lower-income countries

The new webpage platform, called Meridian, is still hosted by our publishing partners at Allen Press. The old WJO website address (https://wjoonline.org) will always redirect your browser to the new site (https://meridian.allenpress.com/wjo), so you should not have to make any changes to your bookmarks. The new site offers easier navigation, functions better on mobile-devices, and includes new features including Open Access to recent Edwards Prize winning papers.

Details about the new Open Access option and scaled publication charges can be found in our revised 2020 Guidelines for Authors, available on both the WOS webpage for the journal and the new WJO website. WOS members will soon receive an email with more details about these changes to our publishing practices and to the WJO web site, including instructions for how to sign up and manage WJO content alerts.