About the Association and Its Activities

The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is a membership organization dedicated to the study and conservation of birds and their natural habitats. The AFO prides itself as serving as a bridge between the professional and the amateur ornithologist. AFO has a strong focus on supporting Latin American ornithologists through its outreach, scientific meetings, and grant programs. The AFO also invests in providing high quality mistnets and other research equipment through their Avinet Research Supplies business. The organization’s membership and governing council consist of both amateur and professional ornithologists, in recognition of the contributions that both make to ornithology.

One of six major ornithological societies in North America (together comprising the Ornithological Societies of North America, or OSNA), the Association of Field Ornithologists provides its members with:

Interested in field ornithology? Consider becoming a member of AFO today!


Direct inquiries by post to:

c/o CLA
700 Pleasant St 3rd Fl
New Bedford, MA 02740