A golden opportunity: SOLO Wilderness Medicine, Wilderness First Aid course As ornithologists, we frequently find ourselves engaged in avian field research in remote or challenging locations. We find ourselves in beautiful systems intently observing and monitoring species. We find ourselves recreationally in mountains and woodlands and on beaches. We find ourselves beyond the ‘golden hour’, described as the critical first hour after an injury or illness occurs (Hubbell, 2014).... continue reading.
The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is pleased to announce that the first issue of our newsletter, AFO Afield, for 2016 is available for download. Since our last issue of AFO Afield, much has happened and we have some exciting articles and news items to share with you!... continue reading.
The Ornithological Council (OC) is investigating an e-mail alert service that will generate notices about U.S. federal and state legislation to those who have signed up to receive those notices. On behalf of its member societies, the OC will research each legislative proposal to determine if it is likely to be of interest to ornithologists and if so, if the legislation has the potential to move through the legislative process (most bills never go past the first stage, much less all the steps in the legislative process). In addition, the OC will research the merits of the legislation and provide an analysis of the pros and cons.... continue reading.