Association of Field Ornithologists
The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is one of the world's major societies of professional and amateur ornithologists dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats. Founded in 1922 as the New England Bird Banding Association, AFO shortly thereafter became the Northeastern Bird-Banding Association. This origin promoted an emphasis on bird banding and field techniques, always with field studies as a focus. Field studies continue to be a focus and, with the new techniques in molecular ecology, bioacoustics technology, and behavioral ecology now available, field studies of birds are approaching ever new questions. Additionally, AFO encourages participation of amateurs in research, and emphasizes conservation biology of birds. We hope to enhance our meetings with even more emphasis on amateur and student participation through organized "one-on-one" sessions with professional ornithologists amongst our members.
|1 Journal in JSTOR||Date Range|
|Bird-Banding||1930 - 1979|