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Information resources for ornithological studies

Ornithology Journals

Articles on birds appear in a wide variety of journals. Be sure to browse others focused on animal conservation, ecology and behavior. The listings include the call number for print copies at the OSU Libraries and when available the links to electronic copies. Some electronic access is limited to OSU computers as the Libraries purchases the access. The records in 1Search list all of our access points. SORA provides free access to older issues of several important journals.


These are some of the core journals.

  Print Electronic - Archives Electronic - Current
Auk QL671 .A8 1884 - 2000 2000- present
Bird Conservation International QL676.5 .B48   2000 - present
Colonial Waterbirds QL671 .C65 1981-1998 See: Waterbirds
Condor QL671 .C6 1889 - 2000 2000 - present
Ibis QL671 .I2   1859 - present
Journal of Avian Biology QL671 .O56 1994 -2007 2000 - present
Journal of Field Ornithology QL671 .B4

1925 - 1979

(Previously Bulletin of the Northeastern Bird-Banding Association, then Bird Banding)

1980 - 2011
Waterbirds QL671 .C65 See: Colonial Waterbirds 2002 - present
The Wilson Journal of Ornithology QL671 .W5

1889 - 1999

(Previously The Wilson Bulletin)

2000 - present

These are specific to the Pacific Northwest and Oregon. Other regions have specialized journals as well.

QL671 .J61 v.1 (1993) - v.6 (1996)
QL671 .O64  1975-2013
QL683.P37 P32  1974-present
QL684.C2 C3  1973 - 2008