Please help support our students, early professional ornithologists, international research, and the conservation of birds at our Bonfire campaign store:

Apparel comes in many colors and styles. Order by Sunday, July 26th to receive your merchandise for the conference week!

We are hosting our seventh North American Ornithological Conference online in its first-ever virtual format during the week of 10-15 August 2020, instead of meeting as planned in Puerto Rico this year. We already have more than 1,000 attendees registered for the 6-day conference and have an exciting line-up of plenary lectures, oral and poster presentations, lightning talks, workshops, round-table discussions, and fun events. Anyone interested in birds is welcome to join us!

We are raising funds to provide free or highly reduced registration rates for students from all over the world, early professional ornithologists, and professional colleagues from the Caribbean, Latin America, and other special countries. Some of the proceeds will also be donated to the Puerto Rico Ornithological Society (Sociedad Ornitólogica Puertorriqueña), a non-profit organization focused on increasing the awareness of Puerto Rico’s bird life and the conservation and sustainable management of their habitats. We support their efforts even if we cannot be there in person this year!

Please choose something fun—an avant-garde face mask, a practical, commemorative mug, or some snappy apparel to wear—and while you are at it, consider an extra donation to support the study and conservation of birds! Designs are available with or without the crow, who proudly pronounces our resilience in sharing our science during these challenging times.

This meeting is co-hosted by the American Ornithological Society, Association of Field Ornithologists, Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Societe des Ornithologistes du Canada, and Wilson Ornithological Society in partnership with Birds Caribbean, CIPAMEX, Neotropical Ornithological Society, Para la Naturaleza, and the Waterbird Society.

Proudly support international bird research and conservation!

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Rainbow Lorikeets

Taking Queer ornithologists under our (rainbow) wings

The Rainbow Lorikeets is an LGBTQIA+ caucus of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) in partnership with the American Ornithological Society (AOS).

Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for members of the LGBTQIA+ community within the American Ornithological Society and STEM at large. Since launching in 2019, we have been working hard to assist in the support, mentorship, and professional development of students and professionals who study birds. Being Queer in ornithology poses unique challenges to field researchers, lab technicians, and students in undergrad and graduate programs. We’re here to help.

We are excited to be involved with multiple virtual projects, scholarships, and Pride celebrations in 2020. Just this year, we have aided NOGLSTP in developing a trans-centric award, helped facilitate the first Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) LGBTQIA+ panel, assisted Skype A Scientist plan a virtual Pride month event, and forged domestic and international connections with other STEM and ornithological diversity coalitions. And coming up this August at the virtual North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC), we will be hosting a round-table discussion on what it means to be an LGBTQIA+ ornithologist and how our personal identities impact us in the workplace. Please join us for this wonderful event!

Sales from these t-shirts will fuel our capacity to serve as representatives of the LGBTQIA+ community, provide financial resources for students and professionals, and create priceless opportunities for marginalized Queer people.

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We hold 501(3)(c) status as an affiliate caucus of NOGLSTP and proceeds are tax-exempt.

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