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AOS Publications Awards

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) bestows three prestigious awards on its members in recognition of outstanding ornithological publications. See more AOS Awards.

For questions regarding Publications Awards, contact the committee chair, Michael Murphy, via info@americanornithology.org. Please designate the subject line as the following: "AOS Publications Award - Inquiry Regarding ____"

The AOS Awards committees strive to develop a balanced annual slate of nominees that represent the Society and includes the diversity of its members.

Harry R. Painton Award

An award given in odd-numbered years, if merited, to the author of an outstanding paper published in the four preceding years in The Condor.
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Katma Award

An award given, when merited, to author(s) of a publication that offers unconventional ideas or innovative approaches in the study of birds.
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Brina C. Kessell Publication Award 

Similar to the Harry R. Painton Award, the new best paper in The Auk award will be given every-other year, in even-numbered years, if merited, to the author of an outstanding paper published in the four preceding years in The Auk. The award was first given at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona.
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