The IOU offers different membership options

You can join the IOU for an annual membership fee and benefit from all our membership services. You may also wish to support our mission and programs through donations.

The IOU has categorized their membership applications levels in accordance with the World Bank economic income categorization. This is to address the financial inequalities and ensure that as many interested ornithologist from around the world are able to join and benefit from the IOU membership engagement. Hewewith we link to the World Bank Country and Lending Group.

IOU Membership Levels 

IOU Membership levels Annual Fee  
IOU Supporting Member

For members wanting to support the IOU to ensure that the dues for students and members from low- and middle-income countries can be kept low.

USD 120  
IOU Member (High-income countries) USD 80  
IOU Member (Middle-income countries) USD 40  
IOU Member (Low-income countries) USD 20  
IOU Early Professional Member (High-income Countries)

Only for members within 5 years of their terminal degree

USD 60  

 

 

IOU Student  Member levels Annual Fee  
IOU Student Member (High-income countries) USD 40  
IOU Student Member (Middle and low-income countries) USD 15  

 

IOU Organisational Member levels

The IOU offers special membership benefits to organizations (e.g., colleges, universities, museums, institutes, academic departments, NGOs, associations, societies): Three designated members with full membership benefits Reserved space on https://www.internationalornithology.org/organisational-members for their logo, pictures, and a 300-word paragraph

Annual Fee  
IOU Organisational Member-Large Institutions

Bundle (unlimited)
For large institutions (more than 300 employees and/or members), e.g., colleges, universities, museums, institutes, NGOs, associations, societies, etc. this membership includes 3 designated members, one of which is the voting member.

USD 640  
IOU Organisational Member-Small Institutions

Bundle (up to 300 members)
For smaller institutions (fewer than 300 employees or members), e.g., academic departments, museums, institutes, NGOs, associations, societies, etc. this membership includes 3 designated members, one of which is the voting member.

USD 320  

 

 
IOU Complimentary Member level Annual Fee  
IOU Complimentary Member

The IOU is aware that even the very low IOU membership dues may not be affordable by some ornithologists or citizen scientists and that certain countries do not allow payments to a foreign account. Therefore, this type of membership is available upon application and will be paid and awarded by the IOU.

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