Association of Field Ornithologists
|Predecessor||Northeastern Bird-Banding Association|
|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.
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.
The Skutch Award is named for Alexander Skutch.
The Bergstrom Research Award is presented annually in honor of E. Alexander Bergstrom.
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