Are you a science journalist who covers wildlife science, conservation, or related issues? Science journalists interested in covering research presented at American Ornithological Society & BirdsCaribbean 2022 (AOS & BC 2022), a joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) and BirdsCaribbean (BC), with local support from Para la Naturaleza and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 27 June–2 July 2022, may request gratis registration.

To be eligible, journalists must either 1) be current staff members at a recognized media or news outlet; or 2) be an established freelancer who is a current member of a professional journalists’ or science writers’ association (e.g., NASW or SEJ) and who can provide recent clips, a letter from a commissioning editor, or other similar evidence of their work in the field.

The AOS & BC 2022 Meeting Committee reserves the right to decline to provide gratis registration if someone does not meet these criteria.

Communications staff and meeting organizers will work with journalists attending the meeting to direct them to sessions that fit their interests and set up interviews, if requested. For inquiries, please contact the AOS communications manager, Christine Schmidt, at cschmidt[at]

If you are a science journalist who is interested in covering the AOS & BC 2022, please complete this form to request gratis registration. We will respond to your request within one business day.

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