Annual meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union (132nd Stated Meeting), the Cooper Ornithological Society (84th Stated Meeting), and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists

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Meeting Addendum

A new version of the meeting addendum (PDF) is available. Last updated 27 September 2014.

Abstract Book

The meeting's abstract book (PDF) is now available.

Social Media Hashtag

Please use our meeting hashtag #AOCOSC14 on Twitter, all blogs and other social media posts about the meeting. This will make it possible for people to find and share all of the good science and collaborations happening this week. Follow the meeting's Twitter account at

Childcare During the Meeting

Parents who are interested in making arrangements for child care during the meeting should do so directly with the provider. Please go to and select the link specifically for the AOU/COS/SCO meeting.

Silent Auction

The Student Affairs Committee of the AOU, COS, and SCO are collecting donations for the Silent Auction being held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the 2014 Joint Meeting in Estes Park.

  • WHY? Donations and bids help make student activities including workshops, student-professional socials, and the quiz bowl possible.
  • WHAT? Good items include books and other media, field gadgetry, jewelry, art, services, gift certificates, and bird/nature paraphernalia.
  • WHERE? Bring your donations to the Assembly Hall on Tuesday, or mail items ahead of the meeting (Contact for information.)
  • BIDDING. Remember to browse the variety of interesting and even rare items available at the auction tables Tuesday evening, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • QUESTIONS ? Please contact

Bird Band Jam and Poetry Slam

For AOU/COS/SCO participants: Join us on Thursday night for the Bird Band Jam from 9 to 12. This will take place after the poster session. We have five great bands lined up including the Pickadees, The Mighty Sparrows, Finnders & Youngberg and more. Come dance to live music! Write a haiku about your research! Win a prize! Help our celebrity judges decide which of your colleagues is the best poet! The Friday morning plenary starts later so that we can all party until midnight on Thursday.

The $15 fee covers admission plus snacks and drinks. Due to the YMCA’s alcohol policy, you must have a ticket in advance. If you haven’t signed up yet, just log back in to your conference account and buy a ticket: Your password is in the email that you received with the subject line “AOU/COS/SCO 2014, Estes Park, CO Registration Confirmation.” Tickets do not have to be purchased using the same credit card as your registration.

Help out your society and have fun at the same time. It’s sure to be the bird meeting event of the decade!

ADA Statement/Special Needs

If you have a disability or limitation that may require special consideration in order to fully participate, please contact the conference management office to see how we can accommodate your needs. Call 800-929-3756 (USA, Canada & Caribbean) or 254-399-9635 (All other countries) or contact Lynda West via e-mail at

The 2014 Joint Meeting

The American Ornithologists’ Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists will hold their 2014 annual meetings in Estes Park, Colorado, from Tuesday through Saturday, 23-27 September 2014, preceded by council meetings and field trips.

Held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, the meeting will feature five days of workshops, contributed scientific papers, posters, and invited speakers, including symposia that look at exciting new approaches and results in ornithology.

With a population of around 6000 people, Estes Park is a gem of a town tucked between amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Downtown Estes Park is truly a unique place with plentiful shopping and dining opportunities located just a few short miles from the meeting venue.

For more information about the meeting, contact The Schneider Group, Inc. at 254-776-3550 or email

It is highly recommended that you make your reservations early for your stay at the YMCA of the Rockies for the meeting. Click here to make your reservations:

If you are not staying at the YMCA there will be a daily fee required of $15 and if you will be attending any of the functions with meals, you will be expected to pay a fee for those meals. You will be contacted prior to the meeting about payment of those fees.