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Cooper Ornithological Society

Name: Cooper Ornithological Society
Acronym: COS
Website: http://www.americanornithology.org/content/cooper-ornithological-society
Geographic Scope: International
Biogeographical Realm: Nearctic
Country: United States

The Cooper Ornithological Society, a non-profit 501©(3) organization of over 2,000 professional and amateur ornithologists, is one of the largest ornithological societies in the world. The society was organized in 1893 by a small group of individuals in California who were interested in the study of birds. The name of the society commemorates an early California naturalist, Dr. James G. Cooper.


The objectives of the Cooper Ornithological Society are:

  • To encourage and support the scientific study of birds.
  • To disseminate ornithological knowledge through publications, meetings, and direct communication among ornithologists.
  • To encourage and spread interest in the study of birds.
  • To encourage and support the conservation of birds and wildlife in general.

Status: Active
Year Dissolved: 2016
Related pages: American Ornithological Society, Cooper Ornithological Club
Related pages: 6th North American Ornithological Conference, AOU/COS/SCO 2014 Joint Meeting, AOU / COS 2013 Joint Meeting, AOU / COS 2015 Joint Meeting
Related pages: Pacific Coast Avifauna