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Join us in Cape May!

The Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society invite you to our 2019 joint meeting to take place at the Grand Hotel of Cape May, NJ, 27-30 Oct 2019. Hosted by the Cape May Bird Observatory, the conference will offer an exciting scientific program and excellent opportunities for birding in this migration hotspot. Complete details and registration are available on the conference website

The last day for early-bird registration and to abstracts for oral and poster presentations is this Friday 8/30. Sign up today!

New articles in the Journal of Field Ornithology:
Testing the conspecific attraction hypothesis with Dupont's Larks, a resident species of songbird in central Spain

Notes on the breeding biology of Rufous Potoos (Nyctibius bracteatus) in lowland Ecuadorian Amazon

Assemblage structure and dynamics of terrestrial birds in the southwest Amazon: a camera‐trap case study

Comparative breeding ecology of Mississippi Kites in urban and exurban areas of West Texas

Greg Davies receives the Skutch Award :
This year’s Pamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award goes to Greg Davies (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles) for research on Sungrebes in Costa Rica. Fieldwork is intended to cover two seasons beginning in 2020 in the Tortuguero region of Costa Rica. READ MORE
NAOC 2020 Announced:
The next North American Ornithological Conference will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from August 10-15, 2020. #NAOC2020 is co-sponsored by AFO, the American Ornithological Society, the Wilson Ornithological Society, Birds Caribbean, the British Ornithological Union, CIPAMEX, the Neotropical Ornithological Society, the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and the Waterbird Society, and is planned in conjunction with other societies across the Americas. Visit the NAOC WEBSITE to learn more.
Recent Blog Posts:
Gambling at a high-elevations: the risks of enlarged eggs for Mountain Bluebirds
Most studies that have looked at why female birds lay the number of eggs they do, and no more, have focused on the consequences of having too many mouths to feed. READ MORE
Chattanooga-2018 meeting recap
Between the 7th and 9th June, 2018 AFO held its annual meeting jointly with the Wilson Ornithological Society at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. READ MORE
Member notes from the field: David Millican
It’s early October, “springtime” in Namibia. This is not the cool Blacksburg spring to which I’m accustomed. This “springtime” is dry, dehydrating, and desiccating; the discovery of true damnation... READ MORE
Notes on the breeding biology of Rufous Potoos in lowland Ecuadorian Amazon
Rufous Potoos are rarely spotted in the wild and no one had much information on where they made their nests, how they take care of the nestling or simply what they do during the day. READ MORE
Foraging White Ibis target inter-habitat prey movements in the Florida Everglades
In the 1800s John James Audubon wrote of the Florida Everglades, “We observed great flocks of wading birds flying overhead toward their evening roosts ….” READ MORE
Using radios and models to assess extinction risk in a Neotropical highland Cinclodes
Our research investigated population and spatial aspects of a largely unknown Neotropical passerine: Cipo Cinclodes (Cinclodes espinhacensis). READ MORE
Discover MORE on our blog...
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This issue's header photo: Yellow-throated Toucan by Matthew Shumar.
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