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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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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