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: email@example.com
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:
Winter survival of North American grassland birds is driven by weather and grassland condition in the Chihuahuan Desert
by Alberto Macías-Duarte, Arvind O. Panjabi, Erin H. Strasser, Greg J. Levandoski, Irene Ruvalcaba-Ortega, Paul F. Doherty, Carmen I. Ortega-Rosas on October 19, 2017 at 10:55 am
Populations of grassland birds that overwinter in the Chihuahuan Desert are declining more rapidly than other grassland birds, and survival during the non-breeding season may have a strong influence on population trends of these species. Habitat loss and deterioration due to desertification may be […]
An improved survey method for monitoring population trends of Golden-winged Warblers and other patchily distributed birds
by Eric M. Wood, Sara Barker Swarthout, Wesley M. Hochachka, Ronald W. Rohrbaugh, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Amanda D. Rodewald on October 10, 2017 at 9:50 am
Conventional surveys designed to monitor common and widespread species may fail to adequately track population changes of rare or patchily distributed species that are often of high conservation concern. We evaluated the performance of a new monitoring approach that employs both a spatially […]
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Handbook of Bird Biology – Third Edition Irby J. Lovette and John W. Fitzpatrick (eds.). 2016. Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ. 730 pages, hundreds of figures. ISBN 9781118291054. $135 (Hardcover). Also available as an e-book.
by Margaret Brittingham on September 21, 2017 at 1:47 am
Alexander Wilson: Enlightened Naturalist Edward H. Burtt, Jr. (ed.). 2016. Bucknell University Press, Lewisburg, PA. xxx + 170 pages, 35 color plates and audio links. ISBN 9781611487961. $39.99 (Paperback). Also available as an e-book.
by Gregory Nobles on September 21, 2017 at 1:47 am
Geolocators reveal migratory connectivity between wintering and breeding areas of Golden-winged Warblers
by Jeffery L. Larkin, Douglas Raybuck, Amber Roth, Liliana Chavarría-Duriaux, Georges Duriaux, Moisés Siles, Curtis Smalling on September 21, 2017 at 1:47 am
The conservation of migratory songbirds is often impeded by a lack of understanding of how populations in breeding and wintering areas are geographically linked (migratory connectivity). In recent years, light-level geolocators have improved our understanding of migratory connectivity. Such […]