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Here you will find information about the society and its programs, publications, meetings, and awards. We encourage you to support AOS by becoming members, donating, and/or renewing your membership. Active involvement in ornithology, generation of high quality science, and professional advancement of students and young professionals is more critical today than ever before for the study and conservation of birds and their habitats. Your support will make a difference!

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