The Journal of Field Ornithology
The Journal of Field Ornithology is the quarterly publication of the Association of Field Ornithologists.
JFO is available online to all AFO members. Access instructions are sent to members at the start of each year. Instructions can also be obtained by contacting Wiley-Blackwell customer services at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Others may be able to access JFO articles at the following sites:
- 2006-present at Wiley-Blackwell
- 1980-3 years ago at JSTOR
- 2003-2005 at BioOne
- Older JFO articles (1930-1999) are available for free download through the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA).
JFO welcomes original articles that emphasize the descriptive or experimental study of birds in their natural habitats. Articles describing techniques or methodological refinements must have relevance beyond a single species or study system. Contributions are encouraged from throughout the world, but must be written in English. JFO is especially interested in studies conducted in the Neotropics and those involving participation by nonprofessional ornithologists.
To submit a manuscript, review the Instructions for Authors.
Editorial assistance is available to authors for which English is not their primary language.
Which Journal articles are receiving the most attention? See a list of the Most Cited Articles.
Recent JFO articles:
Changes in the avifauna in a high Andean cloud forest in Colombia over a 24-year period
by Loreta Rosselli, F. Gary Stiles, Pedro A. Camargo on June 26, 2017 at 6:27 am
The upper altitude ecosystems of the Andes are among the most threatened by climate change. Computer models suggest that a large percentage of species in these ecosystems will be at risk of extinction and that avian communities will suffer disruption and impoverishment. Studies in other Andean […]
Predators of bird nests in the Neotropics: a review
by João C. T. Menezes, Miguel Ângelo Marini on June 6, 2017 at 6:06 am
Predation is the main cause of nest failure among birds and, therefore, a strong selective agent. To fully understand patterns of nest predation, determining the identities of nest predators is crucial. Information about nest predators in the Neotropics, however, is largely anecdotal and not easily […]
Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America Jeff Karnicky, 2016. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE. 246 pages and two illustrations. ISBN 9780803294981. $45 (Hardcover).
by Vitek Jirinec on June 6, 2017 at 6:06 am
Birds of Stone: Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs Luis M. Chiappe and Meng Qingjin, 2016. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. 304 pages, 184 color photos, 5 B&W photos, 11 line drawings. ISBN 9781421420240. $85 (Hardcover).
by Julia Clarke on June 6, 2017 at 6:06 am
One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives Bernd Heinrich, 2016. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, New York, NY. ix + 224 pages, 19 B&W line drawings and 8 page color insert. ISBN 9780544387638. $28.00 (Hardcover). Also available as an e-book.
by Allison Snider on June 6, 2017 at 6:06 am