Western Birds
Western Birds Western Birds solicits papers that contribute significantly to the scientific literature and that are useful and accessible to professional and amateur field ornithologists. The journal welcomes contributions from professional and amateur scientists alike. Appropriate topics include distribution, migration, status, identification, geographic variation, conservation, behavior, ecology, population dynamics, habitat requirements, the effects of pollution, and techniques for censusing, sound recording, and photographing birds in the field. Papers of general interest will be considered regardless of their geographic origin, but particularly desired are reports of studies done in or bearing on the Rocky Mountain and Pacific states and provinces, including Alaska and Hawai'i, western Texas, northwestern Mexico, and the northeastern Pacific Ocean.


How do I submit a contribution to Western Birds?

Western Birds solicits papers that are useful to and understandable by amateur field ornithologists and that contribute significantly to the scientific literature. The journal welcomes contributions from both professionals and amateurs. Appropriate topics include distribution, migration, status, identification, geographic variation, conservation, behavior, ecology, population dynamics, habitat requirements, the effects of pollution, and techniques for censusing, sound recording, and photographing birds in the field. Papers of general interest will be considered regardless of their geographic origin, but particularly desired are reports of studies done in or bearing on the Rocky Mountain and Pacific states and provinces, including Alaska and Hawai'i, western Texas, northwestern Mexico, and the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

To submit a manuscript, send an electronic file to:

Assistant Editor Daniel D. Gibson
PO Box 155
Ester, Alaska 99725

avesalaska@gmail.com


Before preparing your manuscript, please read the Suggestions to Contributors to Western Birds in full.

Good photographs of rare and unusual birds, unaccompanied by an article but with caption including species, date, locality, and other pertinent information are wanted for publication in Western Birds. Submit photos and captions to the Photo Editor. Also needed are black-and-white pen and ink drawings of western birds. Please send these, with captions, to the Graphics Manager.

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Are authors expected to pay for publication costs in Western Birds?

It depends. Click here for information on publication costs and charges for PDFs.

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SUGGESTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS TO WESTERN BIRDS [click to download]