Cooper Ornithological Society

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The Cooper Ornithological Society (COS), formerly the Cooper Ornithological Club, was founded in 1893 in California. Its name commemorates James Graham Cooper, an early California biologist. It publishes the ornithological journal The Condor and the monograph series Studies in Avian Biology (formerly Pacific Coast Avifauna). It makes the annual Loye and Alden Miller Research Award, which is given for lifetime achievement in ornithological research. It is a member of the Ornithological Council.

The aims of the Cooper Ornithological Society are the scientific study of birds, the dissemination of ornithological knowledge, the encouragement and spread of interest in the study of birds, and the conservation of birds and wildlife in general.