Ornithology is a global discipline addressing all levels of biology in birds from ecosystems to molecules, linking basic and applied research, and nurturing education and outreach. The IOU seeks to support, promote, and advance avian biology.

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The 27th International Ornithological Congress will be held in British Columbia, Canada, 19-26 August, 2018.

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Benefits of Membership

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Travel Fund

East and Southeast Asia travel fund available for qualified ornithologists to attend the International Ornithologists' Union 27th IOCongress in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

New Working Groups

The IOU launches its first four Working Groups.