The Florida Ornithological Society is a completely voluntary organization. It depends on assistance from its members to participate in field programs, run meetings, review grant proposals, evaluate bird observations, communicate with the public and our membership, and conduct the affairs of a non-profit business. We are always on the lookout for individuals who want to help run and improve our society. If you think that you would like to get involved, here are a few opportunities.
Field Observations: Seasonal field observations (species, number of individuals, age and sex of the bird, color morph if applicable, location, date, observer, and significance) are compiled by the Field Observations Committee (FOC). If you are interested in participating in this process, please contact the Editor of Field Observations for the Florida Ornithological Society.
Newsletter editor: A periodic, digital, newsletter, separate from the Florida Field Naturalist, is intended to inform members about Society business, meetings, field trips, membership, ornithological activities, and other matters of general interest. If you are interested in this important job for the Society, please contact the President.
Website committee: The FOS website is an important public face of our society in a digital world. If you would like to help keep the content of our website up-to- date and well-edited, please contact the webmaster of the FOS website.
Conservation committee: This committee tracks important public policy issues that might impact wild birds in Florida, serves as a clearinghouse for information about the conservation of Florida birds, and recommends specific actions with scientific bases in response to these issues to the Board. If you are interested in serving on this important committee, please contact the Chairman of the Conservation Committee.
Meetings committee: We have two meetings a year and those meetings require planning. If you have a willingness to help plan and run our meetings, please contact the Vice-President of the Florida Ornithological Society.
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