View the general schedule of AOS & BC 2022, including the scientific program, social and networking events, and daily field trips. Our event will be held in the Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Note: All times are tentative and subject to change.

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Field Trips Schedule At-a-Glance

Field Trips are scheduled to happen before, during, and after the conference. Learn more about these exciting trips on our Field Trips page and see the daily schedule below.

All dates and times are subject to change.

Daily Program At-a-Glance

All dates and times are subject to change. Daily schedule changes will be posted at the conference.

Sunday, 26 June

TimeEvent NameLocation (subject to change)Description
6:30–8:00Field Trips Location info provided to registrants. Birding and nature-oriented field trips organized by PLN and SOPI. Pre-registration required.

Monday, 27 June

TimeEvent NameLocation (subject to change)Description
6:30–8:00Local bird walksMeet in front of PRCCGo birding with local ornithologists to nearby parks. Meet in front of PRCC for a walking tour coordinated by SOPI.
8:00–15:00AOS Council Meeting202AAOS Council members only
8:00–15:00WorkshopsSee Workshops in Program. Pre-registration required.
12:45–14:45BC Journal of Caribbean Ornithology (JCO) Staff Meeting104AClosed staff meeting for JCO
15:00–16:00Student & Early Professional SocialBallroom AThe Student-Early Professional Social is an opportunity for students to connect with early professionals both inside and outside academia in a casual setting. Students and early professionals will be matched in small groups based on their research interests and career goals.
15:30–17:00AOS Fellows’ Annual MeetingBallroom BAll AOS Fellows are invited to attend for an update on annual AOS business.
16:30–17:30Conference 101 for Student Attendees202BCAre you a student and first-time conference attendee? Join the AOS Student Affairs Committee to learn more about student-focused events happening at the conference and how to capitalize on networking opportunities. All students and early professionals are welcome to attend even if you have attended past meetings.
17:15–18:30AOS Fellows’ DinnerTerraceThe AOS Fellows’ dinner will be held on the outdoor terrace on the third floor of the Puerto Rico Convention Center. The dinner is open to AOS Fellows, guests, and AOS Early Professional Award winners. Pre-registration required.
19:00–20:00Keynote: Dr. Howard P. NelsonBallroom BDr. Howard P. Nelson, Fauna and Flora International; University of Cambridge, UK, will open the conference with a lecture entitled “Island Futures—Pathways to Realizing Resilient Caribbean Bird Conservation“
20:00–22:00Opening ReceptionTerraceCome reconnect with your colleagues and get ready for an exciting week of science and fun. Enjoy spectacular views from the outdoor terrace on the third floor of the Puerto Rico Convention Center. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available.

Tuesday, 28 June

TimeEvent NameLocation (subject to change)Description
6:30–8:30Local bird walksMeet in front of PRCCGo birding with local ornithologists in San Juan Central Park. Meet in front of PRCC for a walking tour coordinated by SOPI.
9:00–10:30Keynote: Dr. Herbert RaffaeleBallroom BDr. Herbert Raffaele, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will give a keynote presentation entitled “Saving Our World’s Birdlife: A Blueprint for the Future”
10:00–16:00Exhibit Hall OpenLevel 2 – Mezzanine Foyer
10:30–11:00Coffee Break2nd Floor
10:30–16:00Local Artist MarketLevel One Main LobbyVisit booths with local artists from Puerto Rico.
11:00–12:30Paper Session 1See Scientific Program
Ballroom BPuerto Rico Day: Bird diversity and conservation in the “island of enchantment” – 1
12:30–14:00Lunch Break
12:45–13:45Media Working Group104A
12:45–13:45Bird Monitoring Working Group104B
13:30–17:30Workshop: The power of film and video to drive conservation impact207See Workshops in Program. Pre-registration required.
14:00–15:30Paper session 2See Scientific Program
Ballroom BPuerto Rico Day: Bird diversity and conservation in the “island of enchantment” – 2
15:30–16:00Coffee Break2nd Floor
16:00–17:30Paper session 3See Scientific Program
208AEarly Professionals Mini-Talk Symposium
17:30–19:00Dinner break
19:00–21:00Poster Session 1Ballroom AAttendees will be able to view poster presentations and meet with colleagues. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Authors of odd-numbered posters are expected to be present at their poster for this poster session.

Wednesday, 29 June

TimeEvent NameLocation (subject to change)Description
6:30–8:30Tody Trot 5k Run/WalkMeet at the entrance to the Peatonal Caribe (18.4610, -66.0864) at 6:45 a.m. (a 15-minute walk from the PRCC).
Run/walk begins at 7:00 a.m.
6:30–8:30Local bird walksMeet in front of PRCCGo birding with local ornithologists to nearby parks. Meet in front of PRCC for a walking tour coordinated by SOPI.
7:30–8:30West Indian Whistling-Duck & Wetlands Working Group104A
7:30–8:30International Bicknell’s Thrush Working Group104B
9:00–10:30Plenary: Dr. Kristen C. RueggBallroom BDr. Kristen C. Ruegg, Colorado State University “The Bird Genoscape Project — Unlocking the Secrets of Bird Migration Using DNA in the Tip of a Feather“
10:00–16:00Exhibit Hall OpenLevel 2 – Mezzanine Foyer
10:30–11:00Coffee Break2nd Floor
10:30–16:00Local Artist MarketLevel One Main LobbyVisit booths with local artists from Puerto Rico.
11:00–12:30Paper Session 1See Scientific Program
Ballroom BPractical steps and tips for students interested in attending graduate school in the U.S. and Canada
12:30–14:00Lunch Break
12:45–13:45AOS Meet the Editors202AEveryone is welcome to this session to meet the Editors for the AOS journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications.
12:45–13:45Waterbirds & Shorebirds Working Group104A
12:45–13:45Caribbean Parrots Working Group104B
14:00–15:30Paper session 2See Scientific Program
15:30–16:00Coffee Break2nd Floor
16:00–17:30Paper session 3See Scientific Program
17:30–19:00Dinner break
19:00–21:00Poster Session 2Ballroom AAttendees will be able to view poster presentations and meet with colleagues. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Authors of even-numbered posters are expected to be present at their poster for this poster session.
21:00–22:00Quiz BowlBallroom BCome test your bird knowledge at this year’s Quiz Bowl! Only students can compete in teams of 3 people, but everyone is allowed to attend. Student teams compete for small prizes by answering bird trivia questions from different subfields of ornithology.

Thursday, 30 June

TimeEvent NameLocation (subject to change)Description
6:30 – 8:30Local bird walksMeet in front of PRCCGo birding with local ornithologists to nearby parks. Meet in front of PRCC for a walking tour coordinated by SOPI.
7:30–8:30Endemic & Threatened Species Working Group104A
7:30–8:30Checklist Working Group104B
8:00–8:45Rainbow Lorikeets LGBTQIA+ Breakfast SocialBallroom AThe Rainbow Lorikeets are organizing an LGBTQIA+ breakfast social at this year’s conference. This will be the main event for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies to meet and network at this conference.
8:00–16:30BirdsCaribbean Silent Auction1st Floor FoyerThroughout the day, AOS & BC 2022 attendees can bid on everything from field guides to art to excursions (and more) that have been generously donated to help raise money to provide travel scholarships that support the participation of worthy delegates in the current and subsequent meetings.
9:00–10:30Plenary: Dr. Purnima Devi BarmanBallroom BDr. Purnima Devi Barman, Aaranyak, “The Rewilding Revolution: Using the Magic of Community Action to Save the Hargila“
10:00–16:00Exhibit Hall OpenLevel 2 – Mezzanine Foyer
10:30–11:00Coffee Break2nd Floor
11:00–12:30Paper Session 1See Scientific Program
12:30–14:00Lunch
12:45–13:45Birds of the World Meet & Greet202APlease join the editors, authors, and prospective contributors of Birds of the World for a social hour with food and fun. Our goal is to offer comprehensive, deep, scholarly species accounts for all bird species, and we already have contributions from over 2,000 authors around the world. The event will be a chance to meet and connect with the growing team of Birds of the World. For current authors, this is a great opportunity to connect with other members of this incredible community. If you are interested in contributing, you are welcome to join and please bring your questions for editors and fellow authors.
12:45–13:45Red Siskin Working Group207
12:45–13:45Bird Festivals Working Group104A
12:45–13:45Bird Banding Working Group104B
13:30–17:30Workshop: Raptors of the Caribbean: Education and Conservation Resources206See Workshops in Program. Pre-registration required.
14:00–15:30Paper session 2See Scientific Program
15:30–16:00Coffee Break2nd Floor
16:00–17:30Paper session 3See Scientific Program
16:00–17:30Black-capped Petrel Working Group202A
19:00–20:00Motus Murmuration102ABCThe Motus Murmuration is a chance for Motus collaborators, or prospective collaborators, to celebrate our success, share experiences, and network about existing or new opportunities. All are welcome.
19:30–21:00Storytelling EventBallroom B“Resilience and Action in Ornithology” – Members share stories that present a more holistic, complete rendition of themselves not only as ornithologists, but as people who have fears, struggles, and hopes that are relatable across all walks of life. All are welcome.
20:00–21:30BC Social Hour102ABCInformal social hour to catch up with your Caribbean colleagues and friends as well as meet new people. All are welcome!

Friday, 1 July

TimeEvent NameLocation (subject to change)Description
6:30–8:30Early Professionals Bird WalkIn front of PRCCJoin fellow Early Professionals on a super casual and fun field trip to Central Park San Juan. Coffee and Puerto Rican pastries will be offered during this trip. (Pre-registration required.)
6:30–8:30Local bird walksMeet in front of PRCCGo birding with local ornithologists to nearby parks. Meet in front of PRCC for a walking tour coordinated by SOPI.
7:00–17:00Workshop: Caribbean Landbird Monitoring Network: Introduction to the PROALAS ManualField TripField Trip (preregistration required)
7:30–8:30Invasive Species Working Group104A
7:30–8:30Caged Bird/ Bird Trapping Working Group104B
9:00–10:30Plenary: AOS 2022 Early Professional Award WinnersBallroom B“A Genomic Perspective on the Wonderful World of Bird Color“
Dr. Stepfanie Aguillon, AOS 2022 James G. Cooper Early Professional Award winner

“Flashy Feathers and Microscopic Microstructures: How and Why Birds Are Colorful“
Dr. Allison Shultz, AOS 2022 Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award winner

“Bird is the Word: An Argument for the Importance of Ornithology in 21st Century Biology“
Dr. Benjamin Freeman, AOS 2022 Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award winner
10:00–16:00Exhibit Hall OpenLevel 2 – Mezzanine Foyer
10:30–11:00Coffee Break2nd Floor
11:00–12:30Paper Session 1See Scientific Program
12:30–14:00Lunch
12:30–13:45Associate Editors Lunch101BAll associate editors for the AOS journals are invited to this session where we will reconnect and discuss some of the challenges and bright spots in the past year for our journals. Pre-registration required.
12:45–13:45The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology (JCO) at 34—an open discussion on how our regional journal can best meet your needs202A
12:45–13:45Seabirds Working Group104A
12:45–13:45Caribbean Birding Trail Working Group104B
14:00–15:30Paper session 2See Scientific Program
15:30–16:00Coffee Break2nd Floor
16:00–17:30Paper session 3See Scientific Program
17:30–18:30Local Rum TastingOutside Ballroom B
18:00–19:30Closing ReceptionBallroom B/TerraceCome celebrate new and renewed connections with colleagues as we close the conference with local music and student presentation awards. All are welcome.

Saturday, 2 July

TimeEvent NameLocation (subject to change)Description
 Various Field Trips Field Trip (preregistration required) 
7:00–17:00Workshop: Caribbean Landbird Monitoring Network: Introduction to the PROALAS ManualField Trip (preregistration required)
7:00–13:00Fundraising trip: Puerto Rican Parrot Project  Field Trip (preregistration required) 

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