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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.

For more updated content please click also on our German pages button on the left.


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.

151st DO-G Annual Convention Heidelberg 19-23 Sept. 2018

Conference proceedings    

2nd European Meeting of Young Ornithologists - Turin Oct 26-28, 2018 - The meeting is targeted at early career researchers, in particular students (Bachelor, Master and PhD) and those who have completed their PhD within the last five years. - More ...

Announcement: 5th DO-G Meeting for Young Ornithologists "Next Generation Ornithology", 15-17 November 2018, Department of Animal Behaviour, Bielefeld University, Germany. - More (PDF in German), contact

Prof. Tim R. Birkhead new DO-G Honorary Member

Tim Birkhead, Professor at the University of Sheffield (UK), was appointed as Honorary Member of the German Ornithologists' Society. He was honoured by DO-G President Stefan Garthe at the DO-G's 150th Annual Convention in Halle (Saale)/Germany. ... Read more in laudation (PDF, in German)

ASN Award for DO-G Honorary Member Bob Ricklefs

(April 1, 2017) DO-G Honorary Member Robert Ricklefs gets Honorary Lifetime Membership Award of the American Society of Naturalists (ASN). More ... (PDF)