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:
Incubation and embryonic development affect the color of eggs of Mountain Bluebirds
by Jeannine A. Randall, Russell D. Dawson on April 3, 2017 at 11:55 am
Technological and theoretical advances over the past two decades have allowed researchers to quantify eggshell color in ways that were not previously possible. However, differences among studies in the timing of color measurements during laying or incubation and inclusion of data from inviable eggs […]
Birds: Myth, Lore, and Legend Rachel Warren Chadd and Marianne Taylor, 2016. Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, NY. 304 pages, numerous color photographs and images. ISBN 9781472922861. $40 (Hardcover).
by Amie Settlecowski on March 17, 2017 at 8:42 am
Predictive modeling for allopatric Strix (Strigiformes: Strigidae) owls in South America: determinants of their distributions and ecological niche-based processes
by Juan M. Girini, Facundo X. Palacio, Patricia V. Zelaya on March 17, 2017 at 8:42 am
Strix (Strigidae) is a worldwide genus of 17 owl species typical of forested habitats, including Rusty-barred Owls (S. hylophila), Chaco Owls (S. chacoensis), and Rufous-legged Owls (S. rufipes) in South America. These species are distributed allopatrically, but the ecological traits that […]
Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Robert S. Ridgely, John A. Gwynne, Huy Tudor, and Martha Argel, 2016. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. xv + 415 pages, hundreds of plates. ISBN 9781501704536. $35 (Paperback). Also available in Portuguese.
by Glaucia Del-Rio on March 17, 2017 at 8:42 am
Poor reproductive success of Gray Vireos in a declining California population
by Lori Hargrove, Philip Unitt on March 17, 2017 at 8:42 am
Since the 1940s, populations of Gray Vireos (Vireo vicinior) in California have collapsed, presumably because of parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater). In 2012 and 2013, we studied the vireo's nesting ecology to assess factors affecting two of California's largest remaining […]