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:
Long-term monitoring of Yellow-naped Amazons (Amazona auropalliata) in Costa Rica: breeding biology, duetting, and the negative impact of poaching
by Christine R. Dahlin, Chelsea Blake, Jake Rising, Timothy F. Wright on February 9, 2018 at 6:00 am
The population of Yellow-naped Amazons (Amazona auropalliata) declined by an estimated 50% between 1980 and 2000, and the current population is estimated to be between 10,000 and 50,000. Poaching of young has been a persistent problem, but the species is also threatened by habitat loss and […]
A simple, band-mounted device to measure behaviorally modified thermal microclimates experienced by birds
by Jennifer M. Arnold, Stephen A. Oswald on February 6, 2018 at 11:05 am
Birds encounter climate at the scale of microclimates that can vary rapidly in time and space and so understanding potential vulnerability and adaptations to those microclimates requires fine-scale measurements that accurately track thermal exposures. However, few options exist for recording the […]
Annual survival and breeding dispersal of a migratory passerine, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
by Adam J. Becker, Diane V. Roeder, Michael S. Husak, Michael T. Murphy on February 2, 2018 at 10:40 am
Knowledge of survival rates is critical for advancing our understanding of the dynamics of populations and here we report apparent annual survival and breeding dispersal of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus forficatus) breeding at two sites in southwest Oklahoma (Ft. Sill and Wichita Mountain […]
Crosswise migration by Yellow Warblers, Nearctic-Neotropical passerine migrants
by Max L. Witynski, David N. Bonter on January 25, 2018 at 9:05 am
Yellow Warblers (Setophaga petechia) are abundant breeding birds in North America, but their migratory and non-breeding biology remain poorly understood. Studies where genetic and isotopic techniques were used identified parallel migration systems and longitudinal segregation among eastern- and […]
Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds B. J. Hollars. 2017. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska. 224 pages, 9 photographs, 4 B&W drawings. ISBN 9780803296428. $24.95 (Hardcover).
by Jerome A. Jackson on December 15, 2017 at 8:07 am