Studies of Western Birds, WFOs new monograph series

Studies of Western Birds, a monograph series of Western Field Ornithologists, publishes original scholarly contributions to field ornithology from both professionals and amateurs that are too long for inclusion in Western Birds. The region of interest is the Rocky Mountain and Pacific states and provinces, including Alaska and Hawaii, western Texas, northwestern Mexico, and the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Subject matter may include studies of distribution and abundance, population dynamics, other aspects of ecology, geographic variation, systematics, life history, migration, behavior, and conservation.

The first volume of this series has been published:
Shuford, W. D., and T. Gardali, eds. 2008. California Bird Species of Special Concern: A ranked assessment of species, subspecies, and distinct populations of birds of immediate conservation concern in California. Studies of Western Birds 1. Western Field Ornithologists, Camarillo, California, and California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento.

The second volume in this series, Avifaunal Change in Western North America, is currently in preparation.

WFO is accepting submissions for future monographs.
See the submission guidelines here, and submit manuscripts to the editor:


Kenneth P. Able
Bobs Creek Ranch
535-000 Little Valley Rd.
McArthur, CA 96056

We highly recommend discussing potential submissions with the editor prior to manuscript preparation (email: kennethpable@gmail.com).