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Sue Haig

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About Sue Haig

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  1. We are in the midst of designing the new AOU/COS website, AmericanOrnithology.org and will need many, many bird photos. If you have any good ones that we could use (we can't pay you but will give photo credit), please post them somewhere electronically (Picasa Flicker, etc) and send me the link. Prefer Western Hemisphere species. Thanks!! Sue Haig President, American Ornithologists' Union
  2. Hello AOU Members-- Today I am sending you the new version of a plan to initiate the Society for Ornithology as well as an SFO Factsheet. The plan is evolving with each iteration --we expect there will be more iterations. Further Developments in a Plan to Initiate the Society For Ornithology (PDF) SFO Fact Sheet (PDF) SFO FAQs.pdf This version represents the work of 16 society representatives, including the presidents, editors, and treasurers, from the AOU, AFO, and COS. The society representatives have focused the past 6 months on the managerial and publication portion of th
  3. Here is a new DRAFT Plan for SFO. So much of it has changed that we have not highlighted changes from the May 2012 version. We would love to hear any and all comments regarding the DRAFT plan. It will be revised one more time prior to the NAOC and members of all participating societies will be sent an email notifying them of where to access it. Please be sure to check the NAOC schedule for the many opportunities you will have to discuss SFO one on one, with your society, and in a large forum. [Editor's Note: Comments on this draft can be made in the Community Feedback on SFO Plannin
  4. HI Mercedes--thanks for your note. I agree with you completely. I think I was more responding to John's comments about passing judgement on the "Vision" before the full Plan was developed. Just to be clear--the original SFO committee disbanded. The three committees we now have (governance, publications, and finance) are made up of representatives from the 4 potentially interested societies--AFO, AOU, COS, and Waterbirds. We would be more than interested to hear comments or concerns by anyone. Already this week, we are working on some changes as a result of John's message. That doe
  5. John--It is important to understand that the title of the document was "Vision for the Society for Ornithology". Not all is set in stone by any means. The potentially interested societies (AOU, AFO, COS, and Waterbirds) are currently meeting to create a plan that is more refined and agreeable to their members. Thus, I will not spend the time discussing each aspect you raise as things are changing everyday with respect to SFO. One issue we all need to understand, however, is that professional societies worldwide are declining financially and w/respect to members. Thus we are not alone b
  6. Further information on how to study as well as the importance of studying migratory connectivity can be found at the Migratory Connectivity Project website: www.migratoryconnectivityproject.org
  7. The SFO Vision Statement below represents the initial efforts to plan the Society for Ornithology. The document was prepared over the past year by senior ornithologists from across North America. It will now be used by a new committee comprised of 4 representatives from each of the ornithological societies in the Americas interested in helping further plan SFO. http://ornithologyexchange.org/files/file/17-%7B%3F%7D/ Between now and the NAOC in August 2012, the following will occur: The original committee to form the SFO will disband in a few weeks. A new set of SFO planning
  8. A meeting held in Dallas, TX, 10-11 February 2012 Over the last several decades, profound changes with far-reaching consequences have occurred in the practice of science and in the diversity and capabilities of communication options (e.g., electronic publication; open access journals). These changes apply to all scientific fields and have produced a cascade of effects that challenge scientific societies generally and ornithological societies in particular. It is time for the ornithological community to embrace these challenges and benefit from the opportunities they offer. The Committe
  9. Photos from the historic meeting of the AOU Council, including all former presidents, and presidents of the Cooper Ornithological Society, Neotropical Ornithological Society, Association of Field Ornithologists, Wilson Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists currently in session in Dallas, TX. https://picasaweb.google.com/111868492024708616895/AOUCouncilSFODiscussion?authuser=0&feat=directlink
  10. ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nuttall Ornithological Club has joined the group of ornithological societies interested in participating in discussions related to development of the Society for Ornithology. It will be great to hear their perspective on the various issues we face.
  11. ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nuttall Ornithological Club has joined the group of ornithological societies interested in participating in discussions related to development of the Society for Ornithology. It will be great to hear their perspective on the various issues we face.
  12. John-- Every interested society, including the AOU, is at the same stage right now. They are waiting for a series of committees, made up of 30+ members of all the interested societies, to draft a plan they can take a look at in feb. Honestly, John, your questions in this forum are repetitive and can be answered by reading information I have already provided in this forum. I assume you are speaking from the RRF perspective. Given RRF has bowed out, I don't see why you care about this aside from being a wet blanket for something you will not be part of anyway. Thus, I will refrain from
  13. ANNOUNCEMENT: The Waterbird Society will join our ranks of interested societies. Thus, all OSNA societies except the RRF will join in our planning. The Neotropical Ornithological Society and Western Hemisphere Shorebird Research Group will join us as well.
  14. ANNOUNCEMENT: The Waterbird Society will join our ranks of interested societies. Thus, all OSNA societies except the RRF will join in our planning. The Neotropical Ornithological Society and Western Hemisphere Shorebird Research Group will join us as well.
  15. Hi Jay--nice to hear from you. I'm sorry you took so much time to review something where there really isn't much to review yet. I've given up trying to answer questions on this forum that would take pages and pages to answer when I have told people we are preparing those pages and they will be better presented in a report this spring than in this forum. That being said, to address your issues briefly: 1. The Governance and Management committee that I chair is reviewing membership issues. I can tell you that status such as "Fellow" etc would be retained in SFO. We are working on the
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