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Join an ornithological society. Today. A tool as essential as your binoculars!
Many OE members join OE because they are job-hunting or looking for graduate fellowships. We may be living in an electronic age, but the old rules still apply – it isn’t what you know, it’s who you know! That’s the premise behind LinkedIn, but let’s be real. A mere “accept” click doesn’t mean someone knows you. So how do people who want jobs or graduate fellowships really get to know ornithologists? Join one or more of the ornithological societies. Attend meetings. Communicate via Ornithology Exchange.

But the key here is SOCIETY. The ornithological societies are your best linkages. Low-tech? Sure. But far more direct connections to the people you actually want to know, not just “anyone who happens to have some interest in birds.”

Join a society. Today.

And, as it happens, a bargain.

Seriously. Just do it. Today. Now, in fact. Click any of the links below...

Student rates:

American Ornithologists' Union - $28
Association of Field Ornithologists - $15
BirdsCaribbean - $25
CIPAMEX - $15
Cooper Ornithological Society - $25
North American Crane Working Group - $10
Neotropical Ornithological Society - $30 ($35 outside Latin America)
Pacific Seabird Group - $24
Raptor Research Foundation - $20
Society of Canadian Ornithologists: $10.00
Waterbird Society - $25
Wilson Ornithological Society - $18

Regular rates:

American Ornithologists' Union - $75 ($28 for certain countries)
Association of Field Ornithologists - $25 ($15 for certain countries)
BirdsCaribbean – $25
Cooper Ornithological Society - $$45 ($25 for certain countries)
CIPAMEX - $25 ($27 outside Latin America)
North American Crane Working Group - $10
Neotropical Ornithological Society- $42 ($55 outside Latin America)
Pacific Seabird Group - $30
Raptor Research Foundation - $40 ($20 for certain countries)
Society of Canadian Ornithologists: $25
Waterbird Society - $45
Wilson Ornithological Society - $38


1 Comments

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Chris Merkord
Nov 19 2013 10:22 AM

Building up your network of colleagues is also important when you start applying for jobs.  It's nice to have other people in the field who you can ask questions of when developing application materials or trying to find out more about a potential employer.