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    The new OSNA Member Portal is now open and available for you to renew your society memberships in the American Ornithological Society, the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Raptor Research Foundation, and the Wilson Ornithological Society. Renewing online is fast and convenient for you and helps the societies to gather information to better serve you.

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  • Endangered Species Act legislation moving through House

    By Ornithological Council

    The GOP-led House of Representatives is leading attacks on the Endangered Species Act. Get ready to contact your members of Congress.



    UPDATE 29 Sept: Another anti-ESA bill has been introduced. Read more here.

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  • That time of year again: The Annual Ornithological Council Pledge Break

    What is the Ornithological Council and why should you support it?


    The Ornithological Council is a great resource for ornithologists. We help researchers navigate the permit maze, address animal welfare concerns, publish the peer-reviewed Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research. The Ornithological Council is the voice of scientific ornithology. Learn more here!


    When you join a society or renew your OSNA membership via Membersuite (2018 registration begins October 9), please remember the OC. Visit the donations page to make a contribution.

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  • Numerous bird-related regulations appear to be extinct

    By Ornithological Council

    It is no secret that the current U.S. administration has great disdain for regulations. It now looks as though several bird-related regulations - including some that would have affected ornithological research - are now on the scrap heap. Gone are pending regulations on CITES, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Animal Welfare Act. The bird banding regulatory revisions have been consigned to the long-term action list. Updates to the Wild Bird Conservation Act are still moving forward, as are regulations updating import and export procedures and an increase in permit and other fees.

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