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The German Ornithologists‘ Society (Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft - DO-G) is dedicated to the promotion of all forms of ornithology. Founded in 1850, and now one of the oldest scientific organisations worldwide, we represent continuity and permanence.
In our internet pages we offer our readers up to the minute information on a variety of ornithological themes.

We heartily invite you to browse through the content of our website and inform yourselves about planned events and information on all aspects of the DO-G’s work. We trust that you will enjoy your visit to our website.

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152nd DO-G Annual Convention Marburg, Sept. 25-29, 2019

Venue: "Audimax" of the University of Marburg, Germany
Hosted by: Philipps University of Marburg and Hessian Society for Ornithology and Nature Protection (HGON)
Local organisation: Prof. Dr. Roland Brandl, Prof. Dr. Nina Farwig and Antje Schmidt
The programme will cover a wide range of topics with a focus on macroecology, metabolic physiology and remote sensing.- More ...

Studying ornithology - the current overview

Our new and updated overview of study opportunities with a focus on ornithology in Germany and Switzerland. - More ...

The new Checklist of the birds of Germany

Download PDF (in German, with English summary, annotations and species names)
It is also content of issue no. 3 of Vogelwarte 56 (2018).

New President-elect

DO-G President Prof. Stefan Garthe and 1st Vice President Prof. Martin Wikelski did not run for re-election and will leave the executive committee by the end of the year 2018.

New President-elect: Dr. Wolfgang Fiedler (as of January 2019)

New 1st Vice President-elect: Prof. Petra Quillfeldt (as of January 2019)

More about the elections on our annual general meeting on Sept. 21 in Heidelberg and about the outgoing and the new executive officers in issue 4(2018) of Vogelwarte.

7th International Eurasian Ornithology Congress - Izmir 22-26 April 2020

Opening of Abstract Submission: 01 October 2019
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31  Januar 2020
Early Registration Deadline: 09 March 2020