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. The meeting offered nearly 100 oral and poster presentations. Highlights from the program included the 2018 Margaret Morse Nice lecture given by Dr. Reed Bowman (Archbold Biological Station) entitled “The challenges of long-term research: getting the work done and keeping it relevant”, and the AFO plenary delivered by Dr. Valentina Ferretti (Universidad de Buenos Aires) entitled “Variation in extra-pair paternity: lessons learned from studying birds in South America”. The program also included a symposium focused on the ecology and conservation of high elevation birds in the southern Appalachian Mountains, and a... continue reading.
One of this year’s Student Presentation Awards goes to William Fetzner, who recently graduated from Texas Tech University with an M.S. in Biology. William presented his research in an oral presentation in a Vocalization & Communication session of the joint AFO-WOS meeting in Chattanooga, TN, USA. Below is a contributed post from William on his research:... continue reading.
One of this year’s Student Presentation Awards goes to Abigail Reid, a high school student in the Science Research Program at Pawling High School, NY. Abigail presented her research as an oral presentation in a Methodology & Techniques session of the joint AFO-WOS meeting in Chattanooga, TN, USA. Below is a contributed post from Abigail on her research:... continue reading.
The most recent issue of the Association of Field Ornithologist’s biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. In this issue, we provide a summary of the NAOC VI meeting that was held in Washington D.C. in August 2016. In so doing, we present the recipients of the AFO Student Presentation Awards, the Best Student Publication Award, the Bergstrom Research Awards, and the Pamela L. and Alexander F. Skutch Fund Research Award.... continue reading.
Maggie MacPherson presented a poster on the evolution of migrationof Tyrannus flycatchers at this year’s Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, January 4-8, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: macpherson-sicb-2017... continue reading.
Our colleague from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Diego Tuero, presented the following poster on sexual selection in Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus savana) at the 16th Congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (http://www.isbe2016.com/).... continue reading.
From 17 to 20 August 2016, several of us participated in the sixth North American Ornithological Conference (http://naoc2016.cvent.com), held in Washington DC. Three of the posters we presented on various aspects of Fork-tailed Flycatcher ecology are shown below.... continue reading.
The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is pleased to announce that the most recent issue of our biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. As the newly appointed newsletter editor, I have been working together with AFO President Reed Bowman and newsletter designer Anne Marie Johnson to provide readers with a variety of exciting articles and updates from recent AFO events.... continue reading.