AFO and the Wilson Ornithological Society have teamed up on a series of virtual events geared towards professional development in the field of ornithology. This series of virtual events is exclusive to AFO and WOS members and is one of the many membership benefits. Past and upcoming topics include career paths in ornithology, best practices for field safety, how to get the most out of conferences, fostering diversity in ornithological communities, and navigating permits and IACUCS. We welcome suggestions for future topics that members would find useful.
Registration links are sent to members via email in advance of each event. Recordings of events are made available to the general public one month after the event on our YouTube channel.
more events coming soon
The Ornithological Council (OC): What is it and why is it important?
February 10, 2023
Discussion led Laura Bies, Executive Director of the Ornithological Council.
Conference 101: Making the most of ornithology conferences
June 17, 2022
Discussion led by Dr. Tim O’Connell (WOS; Oklahoma State University) and Dr. Jen Smith (AFO; University of Texas at San Antonio)
Planning to be safe when in the field
February 11, 2022
Featuring Justin Doroshenko (UT Health San Antonio) and Jennifer Smith (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Careers in ornithology and avian conservation outside of academia
October 22, 2021
Featuring Jennie Duberstein (WOS Council / Sonoran Joint Venture), Andrew Cox (Wilson Journal of Ornithology Associate Editor / Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission), Sarah Sargent (AFO Council / Erie Bird Observatory), Dave Cerasale (AFO Council / WestLand Resources Inc.), Yula Kapetanakos (AFO Council / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service), Rob Aldredge (AFO Council / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service), Scott Stoleson (AFO Council / U.S. Forest Service)