Founded in 1922 as the New England Bird Banding Association, The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is one of the world’s major societies of professional and amateur ornithologists dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats. AFO encourages the participation of amateurs in research, and emphasizes the conservation biology of birds. Members of AFO receive:
- Access to member-exclusive events and funding opportunities.
- Discounted registration for our vibrant annual meetings.
- Assistance with your animal care & field research permits through our continued participation in the Ornithological Council