Hosting Organizations

Cooper Ornithological Society

The Cooper Ornithological Society, a non-profit 501(c)(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:

One of the primary services of the Cooper Ornithological Society is the dissemination of scientific knowledge of birds through its highly ranked publications: The Condor, a quarterly international journal, and Studies in Avian Biology, a monograph series from 1978 to present.

American Ornithologists' Union

Founded in 1883, the American Ornithologists' Union is the oldest organization in the New World devoted to the scientific study of birds. Over its history, AOU and its members have created the scientific foundation for ornithology and bird conservation that we enjoy today. The AOU is the largest and most diverse ornithological society, with over 3500 members. Although primarily an organization for professional ornithologists, it welcomes to its ranks many students, conservationists, birders and others who cherish the birds of the world.  Its quarterly journal, The Auk, is one of the foremost journals in ornithology worldwide. Its journal for longer papers, Ornithological Monographs, is published three times per year.  The AOU Check-list of North American Birds has long been the accepted authority for English bird names and scientific nomenclature. In partnership with the Cornell Laboratory for Ornithology, the AOU sponsors The Birds of North America.

Society of Canadian Ornithologists –
Société des ornithologistes du Canada

The Society of Canadian Ornithologists – Société des ornithologistes du Canada  (SCO-SOC) is an organization of Canada's ornithological community. The society administers awards, produces two publications, and provides interconnection with other professional ornithological societies. Their newsletter, Picoides, is produced three times per year. The professional journal of SCO-SOC is Avian Conservation and Ecology - Ecologie et Conservation des Oiseaux (ACE-ECO). The journal is peer-reviewed, electronic, and entirely open-access. It is published jointly with Bird Studies Canada. ACE-ECO welcomes any submission related to the conservation and ecology of birds in Canada and across the globe.