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Cape May, here we come!

We're just days away from our joint meeting with the Wilson Ornithological Society 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.

The schedule of oral presentations is now available on the conference website, here. A final program with abstracts will be available this coming Friday, October 25th. We also have numerous special events planned, including:

Complete details for the meeting are available on the conference website

Avinet Research Supplies at Cape May:
Heading to the conference and need some field equipment? If you have product needs, Avinet can deliver them to you at the meeting and you can save on shipping. Please place your order by the end of day on Wednesday 10/23/19 to guarantee delivery to the conference. Include the note on your order, "Pick-up at AFO 2019", you will need to select a shipping method but Avinet will remove the shipping cost when your order is processed. VISIT THE AVINET STORE ONLINE.

Avinet will be next to the AFO table in the Atrium, along with other vendors. Visit the tables to learn more about new products, and how you can become involved in our society. Remember, AFO members receive discounts at Avinet, and proceeds support research grants for students, amateurs, and Latin American ornithologists.
New articles in the Journal of Field Ornithology:
Home‐ranges, population densities, vocal behavior, and post‐fledging movements of Cipo Canasteros (Asthenes luizae, Furnariidae), a rock‐specialist endemic of the highlands of eastern Brazil

Nesting ecology of solitary‐nesting Amur Falcons (Falco amurensis) in central Mongolia

Book Review: Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America, Wright, Rick. 2019. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Book Review: Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor, Poole, Alan F. 2019. Johns Hopkins University Press

NAOC 2020 Call for Proposals:
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. 

Conference organizers are now accepting proposals for workshops, symposia, and round tables. All proposals are due by December 1, 2019, at 11:59pm EST.

Visit the NAOC WEBSITE to learn more.
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This issue's header photo: Cape May Warbler by Matthew Shumar.
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