Auburn University will be the site of the Winter, 2020 AOS meeting, presided over by incoming AOS President Geoff Hill, an evolutionary and behavioral ecologist and ornithologist in Auburn’s Department of Biological Sciences. Highlights of the meeting include a tour of the Southeastern Raptor Center, field trips to Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge and West Point Dam and vicinity, and our Saturday night Keynote Speaker, Chris Wood, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
AOS Winter Meeting Schedule
Unless noted elsewhere, all activities will take place or start at the Rouse Life Sciences Building located at the corner of Samford Ave and College Avenue, Auburn.
Friday, January 24
Registration 5 p.m. — Foyer, Rouse Life Sciences Building.
(We will also register members who arrive in time for the raptor center tour)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tour Southeastern Raptor Center, Auburn Campus ($4 per person)
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Happy hour, Amsterdam Cafe, 410 S Gay St, Auburn
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. AOS Student Posters and Social Hour, Foyer, Rouse Life Science Building, Corner of Samford and College Avenue. Light dinner/heavy hors d’oeuvres served.
7 p.m. member slides
Saturday, January 25
Field Trip 1: Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, departs Rouse Life Sciences Building 6:30 a.m.
Field Trip 2: West Point Dam and vicinity, departs Rouse Life Sciences Building 7:30 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Auburn Museum of Natural History Tour, study skins, bird skin preparation
Meet at Rouse Life Sciences Building
3:00 p.m. Board Meeting—302 Funchess Hall (building across the parking lot from Rouse Life Sciences Building.
5:00 p.m. Registration — Rouse Life Sciences Building
5:00 p.m. Social Hour — Rouse Life Sciences Building
6:30 p.m. BANQUET— Rouse Life Sciences Building
7:15 p.m. Announcements/mid-meeting compilation
7:30 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Chris Wood, Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University
9:00 p.m. Adjourn
Sunday, January 26
Field Trip: Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Sehoy Quail Plantation, Depart 5:30 a.m. Rouse Life Science Building. Coffee and doughnuts at 5 a.m., Foyer, Rouse Life Sciences Building.
Noon Compilation Rouse Life Sciences Building
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
Where to Stay
15 rooms have been blocked for Auburn Hotel and Conference Center, $149/double occupancy (auhcc.com)(334-821-8200)(mention block 200124Orin). This is two blocks away from the Rouse Life Sciences Building. There are many cheaper hotels ($65 – $105) per night just south of venue on College Avenue. There is abundant and free parking adjacent to the Rouse Life Sciences Building on Friday after 5 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday.
A campus map is available at https://cws.auburn.edu/map/Content/files/pdf/CampusMapPrint.pdf