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:
Validation of a field-ready handheld meter for plasma β-hydroxybutyrate analysis
by Amie S. Sommers, W. Alice Boyle, Liam P. McGuire on November 15, 2017 at 11:55 am
Plasma metabolite analysis is frequently used to assess the energetic state and energy intake of birds. Plasma β-hydroxybutyrate (BUTY) is a common metabolite used in these studies, and is correlated with fasting and mass loss. BUTY is typically quantified in laboratory assays that are costly, […]
Divergence in nest placement and parental care of Neotropical foliage-gleaners and treehunters (Furnariidae: Philydorini)
by Kristina L. Cockle, Alejandro Bodrati on November 6, 2017 at 11:35 am
The Neotropical ovenbirds (Furnariidae) are an adaptive radiation of suboscines renowned for the diversity of their nests. Like most altricial insectivores, they generally exhibit biparental care. One tribe, Philydorini, includes 46 species thought to nest in either underground burrows or tree […]
Conservation status assessment of the Sharp-shinned Hawk, an endangered insular raptor in Puerto Rico
by Julio C. Gallardo, Francisco J. Vilella on October 31, 2017 at 5:05 am
Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus) are forest raptors that are widely distributed in the Americas. A subspecies endemic to Puerto Rico (A. s. venator) is listed as endangered and restricted to mature and old secondary montane forests and shade coffee plantations. However, recent information […]
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 […]