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AOS Membership: Join, Renew, Update
As an AOS member you can tap resources, strengthen your professional social network, and advance your ornithological career. Members receive unlimited online access to The Auk, The Condor, and Birds of North America, with the option of purchasing print copies of journals.
Login to the OSNA Member Portal to:
- Apply for or renew your membership
- Manage your membership profile information
- Access and search the membership directory
- Indicate your interest in serving on committees
- View documents available only to members
- Register for events and the annual meeting
- Apply for grants and awards
- Nominate colleagues for honors and awards, and vote in annual elections
- Pay page charges when publishing in The Auk or The Condor, or order print copies of the journals
Memberships are from January 1 through December 31. Categories of membership are outlined below.
AOS regular memberships are $85 per year. A second regular membership from the same household is an additional $30 per year. A household may receive at most one print copy of each AOS journal.
Early Professional Membership
AOS early professional memberships are $50 per year, available to individuals who are no longer students and have received their terminal degree within the past five years.
AOS student memberships are $30 per year, available to any currently enrolled student or postdoctoral fellow.
Student Membership Award
AOS encourages undergraduate and graduate students who have no prior membership in AOS to apply for a complimentary one-year student membership award, a wonderful way for students to get involved in the society.
Emeritus/Retired Membership: AOS offers a discounted membership rate of $30 per year for emeritus and/or retired individuals or anyone who has been an AOS member (previously an AOU or COS member) for at least 40 years. The society salutes your longstanding membership and steadfast committment to the profession!
Special Countries Membership: AOS offers memberships to individuals of many countries around the world at the discounted rate of $30 per year. Special Countries memberships are not offered to residents of the United States, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the following Western European countries: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
AOS offers a life membership for those interested in a sustained commitment to the society and its mission. Life memberships are $2,880 (either a one-time payment or four installments of $720) and require no annual renewal. Those with AOU or COS life membership or COS Honorary Membership continue to receive life membership in AOS. Life memberships contribute directly to AOS’s Council-designated General Endowment Fund.