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  1. The most recent issue of the Association of Field Ornithologist’s biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. In this issue, we provide highlights of the Ornithological Congress of the Americas that was held in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina in August, 2017. In so doing, we present the recipients of the AFO Student Presentation Awards and of the Skutch Medal, and provide other highlights of this incredibly successful inaugural meeting (including some stunning photos!). In addition, the North American Banding Council provide insight into one of their AFO-sponsored workshops that was held following the Congress and that introduced many Latin Ornithologists to bird banding, and we welcome new AFO Council members that were elected during the Congress - welcome Drs. David Aborn, Mary Garvin, and Sarah Sargent (Class of 2020)! We also showcase the fantastic research of 5 Latin American recipients of the AFO's Bergstrom Award, and provide an obituary to the late George Mock, long time ornithologist and Treasurer of AFO. Finally, we provide information for our annual meeting to be held jointly with the Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) in Chattanooga from the 7-9th June. To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit: http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/
  2. The most recent issue of the Association of Field Ornithologist’s biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. In this issue, we provide highlights of the Ornithological Congress of the Americas that was held in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina in August, 2017. In so doing, we present the recipients of the AFO Student Presentation Awards and of the Skutch Medal, and provide other highlights of this incredibly successful inaugural meeting (including some stunning photos!). In addition, the North American Banding Council provide insight into one of their AFO-sponsored workshops that was held following the Congress and that introduced many Latin Ornithologists to bird banding, and we welcome new AFO Council members that were elected during the Congress - welcome Drs. David Aborn, Mary Garvin, and Sarah Sargent (Class of 2020)! We also showcase the fantastic research of 5 Latin American recipients of the AFO's Bergstrom Award, and provide an obituary to the late George Mock, long time ornithologist and Treasurer of AFO. Finally, we provide information for our annual meeting to be held jointly with the Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) in Chattanooga from the 7-9th June. To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit: http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/
  3. The most recent issue of the Association of Field Ornithologist’s biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. In this issue, we provide a summary of the NAOC VI meeting that was held in Washington D.C. in August 2016. In so doing, we present the recipients of the AFO Student Presentation Awards, the Best Student Publication Award, the Bergstrom Research Awards, and the Pamela L. and Alexander F. Skutch Fund Research Award. We also introduce the two newest elected members of the AFO’s Governing Council (Class of 2019), Rob Aldredge and Ian Ausprey. In preparation for our annual meeting which will occur from the 8th to the 11th of August, 2017 in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina as part of the Ornithological Congress of the Americas, we provide details about the congress program including information about the 7 internationally renowned ornithologists that we will be hosting as plenary speakers. We also include information about the conference location, potential field trips, and birds that may be seen in the surrounding area which includes the world famous Iguazú Falls! Following on from the August 2016 issue of AFO Afield, we provide the second installment of our article showcasing the research of former recipients of the Pamela L. and Alexander F. Skutch Fund Research Award. In this issue, we learn about the research of Harold Greeney, Noemi Esther Llanos, and Renata Biancalana. Finally, we provide details about AFO’s recent acquisition of Avinet, Inc., a supplier of specialized equipment for field biologists. To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit: http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/
  4. The latest issue of the Association of Field Ornithologist’s biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. In preparation for our annual meeting which will occur from the 16th to the 20th August in Washington DC as part of the NAOC VI, we have included information about the AFO’s presence at the meeting and how you can interact with us. This includes details about Twitter-based competitions that we will run throughout the conference for a chance to win a stylish AFO baseball cap! We are also excited to include a contribution from former recipients of the Bergstrom Award about their research focusing on the ecology of Patagonia’s migratory birds which was funded through the award. In addition, we have included interviews with three former recipients of the Pamela L. and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award, Sandra Victoria Rojas Nossa, Ursula Valdez, and Gustavo Londoño. The interviews showcase the research funded through the award, the impact of the research, stories from the field, and provide updates about the recipients. Finally, we introduce the three newest elected members of the AFO’s Governing Council (Class of 2018), Jill Jankowski, Matthew Reudink, and Jennifer Smith. To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit: http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/ This post has been promoted to an article
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    The latest issue of the Association of Field Ornithologist’s biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. In preparation for our annual meeting which will occur from the 16th to the 20th August in Washington DC as part of the NAOC VI, we have included information about the AFO’s presence at the meeting and how you can interact with us. This includes details about Twitter-based competitions that we will run throughout the conference for a chance to win a stylish AFO baseball cap! We are also excited to include a contribution from former recipients of the Bergstrom Award about their research focusing on the ecology of Patagonia’s migratory birds which was funded through the award. In addition, we have included interviews with three former recipients of the Pamela L. and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award, Sandra Victoria Rojas Nossa, Ursula Valdez, and Gustavo Londoño. The interviews showcase the research funded through the award, the impact of the research, stories from the field, and provide updates about the recipients. Finally, we introduce the three newest elected members of the AFO’s Governing Council (Class of 2018), Jill Jankowski, Matthew Reudink, and Jennifer Smith. To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit: http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/
  6. 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! In particular, council member Marty Raphael provides highlights of the 2015 AFO/WOS/SCO-SOC joint meeting that was held in Nova Scotia in mid-July, while Vice President Paul Rodewald celebrates the most recent recipients of the E. Alexander Bergstrom Memorial Awards, an award that promotes field studies of birds and honors E. Alexander Bergstrom’s memory and dedication to bird research. In recognition of the movement to online journal access, President Reed Bowman provides a primer for managing your digital membership to AFO, while AFO Afield Editor and council member Jen Smith provides some insights into ways that our members, and non-members alike, can communicate with AFO via social media, and Patrick Keenan of Avian Research Supplies provides an update on their success during 2015 and their plans for 2016. There are also details of an exciting new citizen science program run by Caren Cooper, Assistant Director of the Biodiversity Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in which we encourage our members to partake! Finally, President Reed Bowman provides information on upcoming meetings, including the AFO meeting that will occur August 16–20th, 2016 in Washington DC as part of the NAOC VI, and the 2017 joint meeting of the AFO, Aves Argentinas, and the Brazilian Ornithological Society (Sociedade Brasileira de Ornitologia) that will be held at Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit the link on AFO’s website: http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/.
  7. The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is pleased to announce that the most recent issue of their biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. AFO President, Reed Bowman, and newly appointed newsletter editor, Jen Smith have been working together with newsletter designer Anne Marie Johnson to provide readers with a variety of exciting articles and updates from recent AFO events. In particular, we are excited to include an interview with the AFO’s new webmaster, Matt Shumar in which Matt showcases the AFO’s new and interactive website. There is also information about our new partnership with the Biodiversity Research Institute for our bird banding supply business, now rechristened, Avian Research Supplies. There is an article highlighting AFO’s partner, the North American Banding Council, and their efforts to train banders and banding trainers in Latin America. There is a summary of the 2014 joint AFO/WOS meeting at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island and details for the upcoming joint meeting of the AFO/WOS/SCO that will be held at Acadia University, Nova Scotia from July 16-18, 2015. The meeting promises to be great and we look forward to seeing you there! To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit the link on AFO’s website http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/
  8. The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is pleased to announce that the most recent issue of their biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. AFO President, Reed Bowman, and newly appointed newsletter editor, Jen Smith have been working together with newsletter designer Anne Marie Johnson to provide readers with a variety of exciting articles and updates from recent AFO events. In particular, we are excited to include an interview with the AFO’s new webmaster, Matt Shumar in which Matt showcases the AFO’s new and interactive website. There is also information about our new partnership with the Biodiversity Research Institute for our bird banding supply business, now rechristened, Avian Research Supplies. There is an article highlighting AFO’s partner, the North American Banding Council, and their efforts to train banders and banding trainers in Latin America. There is a summary of the 2014 joint AFO/WOS meeting at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island and details for the upcoming joint meeting of the AFO/WOS/SCO that will be held at Acadia University, Nova Scotia from July 16-18, 2015. The meeting promises to be great and we look forward to seeing you there! To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit the link on AFO’s website http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/
  9. The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is pleased to announce that the most recent issue of their biannual newsletter, AFO Afield is now available for download. AFO President, Reed Bowman, and newly appointed newsletter editor, Jen Smith have been working together with newsletter designer Anne Marie Johnson to provide readers with a variety of exciting articles and updates from recent AFO events. In particular, we are excited to include an interview with the AFO’s new webmaster, Matt Shumar in which Matt showcases the AFO’s new and interactive website. There is also information about our new partnership with the Biodiversity Research Institute for our bird banding supply business, now rechristened, Avian Research Supplies. There is an article highlighting AFO’s partner, the North American Banding Council, and their efforts to train banders and banding trainers in Latin America. There is a summary of the 2014 joint AFO/WOS meeting at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island and details for the upcoming joint meeting of the AFO/WOS/SCO that will be held at Acadia University, Nova Scotia from July 16-18, 2015. The meeting promises to be great and we look forward to seeing you there! To download the most recent copy of AFO Afield, please visit the link on AFO’s website http://afonet.org/wp_english/about/newsletter/
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