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:
The pull of the Central Flyway? Veeries breeding in western Canada migrate using an ancestral eastern route
by Kevin J. Kardynal, Keith A. Hobson on August 9, 2017 at 9:45 am
Understanding non-breeding season movements and identifying wintering areas of different populations of migratory birds is important for establishing patterns of migratory connectivity over the annual cycle. We analyzed archival solar geolocation (N = 5) and global positioning data (N = 1) to […]
Nest-site selection by Interior Least Terns and Piping Plovers at managed, off-channel sites along the Central Platte River in Nebraska, USA
by David M. Baasch, Patrick D. Farrell, Jason M. Farnsworth, Chadwin B. Smith on July 31, 2017 at 6:00 am
Given the high productivity of Interior Least Terns (Sternula antillarum athalassos) and Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) on constructed off-channel nesting sites along the central Platte River in Nebraska, USA, and the possibility of creating similar habitats at other locations in their […]
Effects of capture and video-recording on the behavior and breeding success of Great Tits in urban and forest habitats
by Gábor Seress, Ernő Vincze, Ivett Pipoly, Tamás Hammer, Sándor Papp, Bálint Preiszner, Veronika Bókony, András Liker on July 5, 2017 at 5:40 am
Behavioral research often involves capturing and video-recording birds, but these procedures may have undesired effects on the behavior of birds that have rarely been quantified. In addition, birds in urban and more natural areas may differ in their sensitivity to disturbance. We examined the […]
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 […]