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AOS Publications

The publications below are currently affiliated with the American Ornithological Society. See more ornithological Publications and Checklists.

The Auk: Ornithological Advances

The Auk: Ornithological Advances, an official journal of AOS, has been published continuously since 1884 and was honored in 2009 as one of the 100 most influential journals of biology and medicine over the past 100 years. Today it has one of the highest Journal Impact Factors among ornithological journals worldwide. The Auk advances fundamental scientific knowledge in two ways: increasing basic knowledge of bird species, living and extinct, and increasing knowledge of broad biological concepts through studies of bird species.

The Condor: Ornithological Applications

The Condor: Ornithological Applications, an official journal of AOS, was first published in 1899 and has become one of the world’s foremost ornithological journals. The Condor publishes original research, syntheses, and assessments that address ornithological applications in two ways: the application of scientific theory and methods to the conservation, management, and ecology of birds, and the application of ornithological knowledge to conservation and management policy and other issues of importance to society.

Studies in Avian Biology

Studies in Avian Biology is a long-running book series featuring works in ornithology that are too long for inclusion in either The Auk or The Condor.

Taxonomic Checklists

AOS has two committees responsible for publishing checklists on the classification and nomenclature of birds in North and Middle America and South America, respectively. These checklists provide up-to-date information on bird taxonomy and nomenclature in their respective regions. The North American committee also provides updated information on bird distributions in North and Middle America.

Species Accounts

Birds of North America is a collaborative effort with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. This series of species accounts was first published in print, with 18 volumes completed from 1992-2002. It is now published online through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


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