Association of Field Ornithologists

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Journal of Field Ornithology


The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is a membership organization dedicated to the study and conservation of birds and their natural habitats. The AFO prides itself as serving as a bridge between the professional and the amateur ornithologist. The organization’s membership and governing council consist of both amateur and professional ornithologists, in recognition of the contributions that both make to ornithology.

One of six major ornithological societies in North America (together comprising the Ornithological Societies of North America, or OSNA), the Association of Field Ornithologists provides its members with:

  • the quarterly Journal of Field Ornithology
  • AFO Afield, the association’s newsletter
  • an invitation to the AFO annual meeting
  • discounts on mist nets and banding supplies
  • the bimonthly Ornithological Newsletter

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