Join today | Developing country member

Poster ViratMembership of the BOU is open to anyone interested in ornithology.

Right | Virat Jolli (President, Biodiversity and Environmental Sustainability (BEST), India) presenting a poster at the 2015 BOU annual conference. Read Virat’s blog post about the benefits of being a BOU developing country member.

The BOU – from the eyes of an Indian ornithologist

Developing country member subscription rates*

£10 / year – Least developed countries see here
£20 / year – Other developing countries see here

You must be from, and still living in, a developing country to qualify.
See here* for list of least developed countries and other developing countries.

* See tables B and C of the UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects report (2020)

Developing country member benefits

  • Access to IBIS online – all issues back to 1859.
  • Access (with other BOU members) to BOU Small Ornithological Grant scheme.
  • Access to BOU Member Travel Grant scheme.
  • Discounted rates for BOU conferences.
  • Discount on on selected Wiley books.

IBIS – the international journal of avian science

IBIS publishes original papers, reviews and short communications reflecting the forefront of research activity in ornithological science, but with special emphasis on the conservation, ecology, ethology and systematics of birds. IBIS aims to publish as rapidly as is consistent with the requirements of peer-review and normal publishing constraints.

Over 160 years of ornithological publishing now online

IBIS has been published continuously since 1859 and all online content is available to members and institutes – thats over 160 years of ornithology at your fingertips!

Plus online supplementary material
One of the great benefits of online publication is that you can include all manner of supporting items that you can’t include in a paper journal – additional data and supporting research, video, sound files, etc.

Online subscribers are able to view a wide range of supplementary material hosted online for many IBIS papers. Over 50% of papers now carry supplementary material.

Other membership options

Ordinary member
Includes online only access to IBIS and many benefits.

Early-career researchers (students & post-docs)
A reduced-rate subscription includes online only access to IBIS and many other benefits.