About NOS


Photo: Giant Antshrike Batara cinerea male – JI Areta

The Neotropical Ornithological Society (NOS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of birds and their habitats in the Neotropical Region. NOS was founded in 1987 by Dr. Mario A. Ramos Olmos. NOS disseminates scientific research though our website, our journal Ornitología Neotropical, and through the Neotropical Ornithological Congress which is a scientific conference held every four years. NOS members include researchers, research institutions, and libraries from all over the world. Please join us!

NOS also offers grants through our François Vuilleumier Fund for Research on Neotropical Birds. NOS is a member of the Ornithological Council.

NOS is led and managed by an elected executive committee and board who include the following people:

President: Juan Ignacio (Nacho) Areta (esporofila AT yahoo.com.ar)
Vice President: Paulo C. Pulgarín-R (pulgarinp AT gmail.com)
Past President: Jorge Pérez-Emán (huachamacari AT gmail.com)
Treasurer:  Molly McDermott (nostreasurer AT gmail.com)
Managing Editor: Kaspar Delhey (ornitologia.neotropical AT gmail.com)
Copy Editor: André Weller (a.weller AT zfmk.de)
Secretary: Román Ruggera (sec.neotropicalornithology AT gmail.com)

Board Members-at-Large include: Elisa Bonaccorso, Juan Freile, Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez, Carla Suertegaray-Fontana, Thomas Valqui and Francisco “Tito” Vilella

Printing and mailing journals: Jack Eitniear (jce AT cstbinc.org)

Past NOS presidents include: Mario A. Ramos, François Vuilleumier, Patricia Escalante, and Joseph M. Wunderle.

Past journal editors include: Karl-L. Schuchmann (1987-1997), Raymond McNeil (1997-2008), and André Weller (2008-2014).

Past NOS treasurers include: Bette Loiselle, Catherine Lindell, Daniel J. Lebbin.