Ornithological Societies, Groups and Associations

The Ornithological community consists of a variety of groups, societies, associations and unions, all of whom focus on a variety of specific areas pertaining to Ornithology.

With the International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018) coming to Vancouver in 2018, we'd like to bring everyone together to share their stories, provide insight and connect amongst peers, colleagues and enthusiasts alike.


British Ornithologists' Union (BOU) http://www.bou.org.uk/
British Trust for Ornithology http://www.bto.org/
Dutch Seabird Group http://www.zeevogelgroep.nl/
European Union for Bird Ringing http://www.euring.org/
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (UK) http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/
Laboring: Western Palearctic Birds in Hand http://anillamiento.net/guia/
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds http://www.rspb.org.uk/
Royal Naval Birdwatching Society http://www.rnbws.org.uk/
The Seabird Group (UK) http://www.seabirdgroup.org.uk/
German Ornithologists' Society (DO-G) http://www.do-g.de/


American Ornithological Society http://www.americanornithology.org/
American Bird Conservancy, Seabird Program http://abcbirds.org/
CIPAMEX http://www.ibiologia.unam.mx/cipamex/index.htm
Pacific Seabird Group http://www.pacificseabirdgroup.org
Pacific WildLife Foundation http://www.pwlf.org
Peruvian Association for the Conservation of Nature http://www.apeco.org.pe/web/
Sea Duck Joint Venture http://seaduckjv.org/
Society of Canadian Ornithologists http://www.sco-soc.ca/
Waterbird Society http://www.waterbirds.org/
Wilson Ornithological Society http://www.wilsonsociety.org/


Australian Bird Study Association http://www.absa.asn.au/
Australasian Seabird Group http://www.seabirds.net/australasian-seabird-group.html
Birdlife Australia http://birdlife.org.au/   
Birds New Zealand http://www.osnz.org.nz/
South Australian Ornithological Association http://www.birdssa.asn.au
United Bird Societies of South Australia http://www.unitedbirds.asn.au/


Bird Count India  https://birdcount.in/
Birdwatchers Society of Andhra Pradesh (BSAP) http://www.bsap.in/
Japanese Seabird Group http://www.seabirdgroup.jp/
Sociedad Ornitologica Canaria (SOC) https://www.facebook.com/birdingcanaryislands/


African Seabird Group http://www.seabirds.net/african-seabird-group.html
Overberg Crane Group http://www.bluecrane.org.za/


Birdlife International, Global Seabird Programme http://www.birdlife.org/
Global Penguin Society http://www.seabirds.net/gps.html
The Ornithological Council http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/orncounc/