Journals

This Ornithology subject resource guide is available courtesy of Marcia Schiff ? 2009.

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There are 183 publications listed in the BIRDNET listing of ornithological journals and periodicals at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/ornith/index.html.? This does not include the 53 publications from U.S. state and Canadian provincial organizations listed in BIRDNET at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/ornith/state.html.

The large numbers of publications are designed for many different audiences. Some of the more prominent publications are listed below.

Audubon Magazine

Published by: National Audubon Society, Inc. (New York)

Frequency: 6 times per year since 2005

Established: 1961-

Web: http://audubonmagazine.org/

This magazine is available in both print, since July/August 1961, and online, since January 1, 1997. With articles covering various topics about birds and enhanced by full color photographs, this magazine would be of interest to everyone from beginning birdwatchers to professional ornithologists.

Birding

Published by: American Birding Association (Colorado Springs CO)

Frequency: Bimonthly 6 times per year

Established: January/February 1969

This award winning magazine is in full color with articles about birds, bird identification, bird finding, conservation and education with professional photographs and reviews. This publication is designed for ?recreational birders,? but with its beautiful photographs and interesting stories it would be of interest to advanced bird watchers as well.

Journal of Avian Biology

Published by: Scandinavian Ornithologists? Union (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing)

Frequency: Bimonthly

Established: 1994-

Web: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0908-8857

This journal is available both in print and online with online having an ?early view? feature that allows publishing the article earlier than in the printed publication. This is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication that includes ?empirical and theoretic research in all areas of ornithology, with an emphasis on ecology, behaviour and evolutionary biology.? Other than the covers, there are no color photographs in these issues. This publication would be of interest for scholarly research by professional ornithologists and naturalists.

Living Bird

Published by: Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithica, NY)

Frequency: 4 times per year

Established: Autumn 1997-

Web:http://www.birds.cornell.edu/Publications/ http://www.birds.cornell.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=265

This publication, available both in print and online, is an award winning magazine featuring in-depth articles by experts in both birding and ornithology. It focuses on bird conservation and science with full color photographs from some of the world?s top wildlife photographers. This publication would be of interest to everyone from beginning birdwatchers to professional ornithologists.

Ornithological Monographs

Published by: The American Ornithologists? Union (Cambridge, MA)

Frequency: 3 times annually

Established: 1964-

Web: http://www.aou.org/publications/online.php

This publication contains scholarly monographs from 50 to 300 typescript pages in length on a single topic or a multi-faceted study. Articles submitted for possible publication can include dissertations or papers from symposiums or conferences. This publication would only be of interest to serious scholars of ornithology and professional ornithologists.

The Auk

Published by: The American Ornithologists? Union (Cambridge, MA)

Frequency: Quarterly

Established: 1884-

Web: http://www.aou.org/publications/online.php

This publication is a classic journal of the American Ornithologists? Union with scholarly articles about ornithological research of 40 pages or less, book reviews, and commentaries. Except for the covers, the entire publication is in black and white. This publication would be of interest to serious scholars and professional ornithologists.

The Condor

Published by: The Cooper Ornithological Society

Frequency: Quarterly

Established: 1899-

Web: http://www.cooper.org/publications/Condor.htm

This publication is the official international journal of the Cooper Ornithological Society that publishes articles about research, reviews, and commentary about wild bird biology. It is a scholarly publication whose articles often include graphs, tables, and maps as well as using very technical vocabulary. Reference citations are at the end of each article. The publication is entirely in black and white with only the covers being in color. The table of contents is on the outside of the back cover. This publication would be of interest to serious scholars and professional ornithologists.

World Birdwatch

Published by: BirdLife International (Cambridge, UK)

Frequency: Quarterly

Established: 1993-

Web: http://www.birdlife.org/publications/world_birdwatch/index.html

This publication available only in print has articles by leading experts with a focus on ecology, conservation, and in-depth information from countries all over the world. Photographs are from leading world wildlife photographers which enhance the articles. This publication would be of interest to everyone from beginning birdwatchers to professional ornithologists.

IntroductionAssociations and MeetingsDatabasesJournalsMonographs/BooksReference ResourcesWebsites

This Ornithology subject resource guide is available courtesy of Marcia Schiff ? 2009.