AOS 2019 Meeting

AOS 137th Stated Meeting logo

24–28 June 2019
American Ornithological Society (137th Stated Meeting)
Anchorage, Alaska

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AOS 2018 Meeting

AOS 136th Stated Meeting logo

9–14 April 2018
American Ornithological Society (136th Stated Meeting)
Tucson, Arizona

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AOS-SCO 2017 Meeting

AOS 135th Stated Meeting and Society of Canadian Ornithologists 35th Stated Meeting logo

31 July–5 August 2017
American Ornithological Society (135th Stated Meeting) & Society of Canadian Ornithologists (35th Stated Meeting)
East Lansing, Michigan

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NAOC 2016

NAOC VI AOS 134th Stated Meeting logo

16–20 August 2016
American Ornithological Society (134th Stated Meeting), with other societies
Washington, DC

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AOU-COS 2015

AOU 133rd Stated Meeting and COS 85th Stated Meeting logo

28 July–1 August 2015
American Ornithologists’ Union (133rd Stated Meeting) & Cooper Ornithological Society (85th Stated Meeting)
Norman, OK

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AOU-COS-SCO 2014

AOU 132nd Stated Meeting and COS 84th Stated Meeting and Society of Canadian Ornithologists logo

23–28 September 2014
American Ornithologists’ Union (132nd Stated Meeting), Cooper Ornithological Society (84th Stated Meeting), & Society of Canadian Ornithologists
Estes Park, CO

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AOU-COS 2013

AOU 131st Stated Meeting and COS 82nd Stated Meeting logo

13–17 August 2013
American Ornithologists’ Union (131st Stated Meeting) & Cooper Ornithological Society (82nd Stated Meeting)
Chicago, IL

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NAOC 2012

AOU 130th Stated Meeting and COS 83rd Stated Meeting logo

14–18 August 2012
American Ornithologists’ Union (130th Stated Meeting) & Cooper Ornithological Society (83rd Stated Meeting), with other societies
Vancouver, BC

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AOU 2011

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24–29 July 2011
American Ornithologists’ Union (129th Stated Meeting)
Jacksonville, FL

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COS-WOS-AFO 2011

COS 81st Stated Meeting, WSO, and Association of Field Ornithologists logo

8–13 March 2011
Cooper Ornithological Society (81st Stated Meeting), Wilson Ornithological Society, & Association of Field Ornithologists
Kearney, NE

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AOU-COS-SCO 2010

AOU 128th Stated Meeting, COS 80th Stated Meeting, WSO and Society of Canadian Ornithologists logo

7–10 February 2010
American Ornithologists’ Union (128th Stated Meeting), Cooper Ornithological Society (80th Stated Meeting), Wilson Ornithological Society, & Society of Canadian Ornithologists
San Diego, CA

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    From the field

    I also use small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS, aka drones) in my work in conservation as well as in work for the electric industry unrelated to conservation. Drones can cause much less disturbance than traditional methods when checking the nests of raptors. Drones can also be used to install line markers to reduce avian collisions, to inspect nests for entanglement hazards, or to quantify wildlife. I even get to fly drones in high voltage environments where a person would be killed if they entered! It's been fun taking over the AOS Instagram account this week — if you have questions about my work, you can reach me at jdwyer@edmlink.com! #birds #ornithology #science #conservation #wildlife #drones #powerlines
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A big thank you to #AOSMember James Dwyer for his posts this week! If you're an AOS member and would like to be featured here, please send us a message.The Avian Collision Avoidance System (ACAS), which I posted about earlier this week, is just one way of addressing avian collisions with power lines. Other methods involve “line marking,” which uses attachments on wires to increase line visibility. Unfortunately, these methods are not as reliable as we would like. In the attached photos, a Green-winged Teal in Colorado, a sparrow in Colorado, a sparrow in Wyoming, a warbler in California, and a Ring-billed Gull in California illustrate the range of species and habitats where collisions occur. #ornithology #birds #science #wildlife #conservation #powerlines
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[Thank you to #AOSMember James Dwyer, who's taking over our account this week — keep following along!]Avian electrocutions can be prevented. Electrocutions can cause power outages, damage expensive equipment, start wildfires, and violate state and federal conservation laws. I tend to emphasize the first three concerns when working with utilities because unplanned outages, equipment replacement, and wildfire controls or restitution can be used in sound business cases for investing in avian electrocution mitigation regardless of the political climate. In the attached photos, an electrocuted Black-billed Magpie in Idaho (burned feet), Common Raven in California (burned beak), Bald Eagle in Colorado (burned neck and back), and Great Horned Owl in Arizona (burned wing) illustrate the range of species and habitats where electrocutions occur. All photos by me. #ornithology #birds #conservation #science #wildlife
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[Thank you to #AOSMember James Dwyer, who's taking over our account this week — keep following along!]I’ve had great opportunities to work in avian conservation internationally in Africa, Canada, the Dominican Republic, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Hungary, and Spain. In these photos, a Griffon Vulture in South Africa feeds in front of a power line (out of image frame) where numerous vultures have been electrocuted, a Ridgeway’s Hawk in the Dominican Republic jumps through the air gap around a power line to land on a conductor cover installed to prevent avian electrocutions, and an electrocuted Common Buzzard and Griffon Vulture can be seen on pylons. All photos by me. #ornithology #birds #science #conservation #wildlife #raptors #birdsofprey #powerlines
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[Thank you to #AOSMember James Dwyer, who's taking over our account this week — keep following along!]In addition to my research, I give back by contributing to the leadership of the Raptor Research Foundation. I am the current Chair of the Conservation Committee, the former (and founding) Chair of the Code of Conduct Committee, a former Chair (and current member) of the Scientific Committee, and a former Board Member. I’m also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Raptor Research (JRR), and right now I’m working on a special issue of JRR focused on raptors’ interactions with power lines. Here are some photos of my experiences handling and banding raptors, by Angela Dwyer, Melissa Landon, and myself. #ornithology #science #birds #conservation #wildlife #raptors #birdsofprey
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[Thank you to #AOSMember James Dwyer, who's taking over our account this week — keep following along!]In addition to having a peer-reviewed scientific article on the Avian Collision Avoidance System published in The Condor (see my last post!), I was lucky enough to publish an article about it in an electric industry trade magazine. Though not always emphasized in academia, encouraging communications with industry can have important conservation implications! #ornithology #birds #science #wildlife #conservation #scicomm #sandhillcrane #powerlines
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[Thank you to #AOSMember James Dwyer, who's taking over our account this week — keep following along!]I was part of the team that developed the Avian Collision Avoidance System (ACAS), described in a recent publication in The Condor. This system shines UV lights on power lines to make them more visible to Sandhill Cranes, and tests showed that it reduces crane collisions with power lines by 98%. The video clip included in this post shows what can happen when cranes encounter power lines WITHOUT a system like ACAS in place. Photos by me, video by Laura McHale. #ornithology #birds #science #sandhillcrane #wildlife #conservation #powerlines
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[Thank you to #AOSMember James Dwyer, who's taking over our account this week — keep following along!]
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