Association of Field Ornithologists

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Association of Field Ornithologists
circle with words Association of Field Ornithologists around the top and date 1922 at bottom with outline map of North and South America in the center with bird flying in the foreground
PredecessorNortheastern Bird-Banding Association
Formation1922 (1922)
Region served
Official language
English, Español, Português

The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is an American ornithological society, with a strong focus on field studies and banding, priding itself as serving as a bridge between professional and amateur ornithologists. It was founded in 1922 as the New England Bird Banding Association, then becoming the Northeastern Bird-Banding Association, before expanding its geographical scope and acquiring its current name. It publishes a twice-yearly newsletter, AFO Afield, as well as the quarterly Journal of Field Ornithology. The AFO is a member of the Ornithological Council.


Skutch Award[edit]

Officially named The Pamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award, the Skutch Award of up to US$10,000 is presented annually. Applications may be made in English, Spanish or Portuguese by 15 July for the following year. Preference is given to those who propose field research from a neotropical base.[1]

The Skutch Award is named for Alexander Skutch.

Bergstrom Award[edit]

The Bergstrom Research Award is presented annually in honor of E. Alexander Bergstrom.


  1. ^ "Pamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award". Association of Field Ornithologists. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.

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