Washington Birds

The Washington Ornithological Society publishes a scholarly periodic journal, Washington Birds, now available online only. The purpose of Washington Birds is to publish information on birds of Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.

While the focus of the journal is birds of Washington state, papers of general interest independent of geographic region will also be considered. Subject matter may include, but is not limited to: geographic and ecological distribution; seasonal status and migration; breeding biology and general natural history, conservation, identification, faunal lists, site guides, field techniques, and reports on current research. Potential contributors of articles or photos should contact the editor by email at wabirds@wos.org or to:
The Editor
Washington Birds
12345 Lake City Way NE, #215 Seattle, WA 98125

For more information about Washington Birds, contact the editor by email at wabirds@wos.org

April 2021 Washington Birds (Volume 13) Published

thumbnail image of cover photo of crows

The latest issue of Washington Birds, Volume 13, published in April 2021, is now available online only. (Click on the cover image.)

Volume 13 of Washington Birds packs a lot of information about birds and birding in Washington State in 183 pages. It includes:

  • Four general interest articles covering diversity and inclusion in birding, habitat change, and birding highlights from all 39 Washington counties.
  • Seven articles with updates, analysis, and expanded knowledge on regularly occurring species covering topics such as the end of the Northwestern Crow as a distinct species and the “Western Flycatcher” problem in Washington.
  • Eleven articles providing species accounts for fourteen species new to the Washington State list since 2005, when the latest Birds of Washington State by Wahl et al. came out.
  • The Eleventh Report of the Washington Bird Records Committee (WBRC), previously printed in Western Birds.

Read Washington Birds

Volume 13 – 2021 Journal   Editor Ed Swan

Volume 12 – 2018 Journal   Editor Ed Swan

Volume 11 – 2011 Journal   Editor Joseph Buchanan

Volume 10 – 2008 Journal    Editor Joseph Buchanan

Volume 9 – 2006 Journal    Editor Joseph Buchanan

*Note: Please look for the Table of Contents for the following volumes at the end of the respective .pdfs

Volume 8 – 2002 Journal    Editors: Joseph Buchanan and Michael Donahue

Volume 7 – 2000 Journal    Editors: Hal Opperman and Eugene Hunn

Volume 6 – 1997 Journal    Editor: Hal Opperman

Volume 5 – 1996 Journal    Editor: Hal Opperman

Volume 4 – 1995 Journal    Editor: Hal Opperman

Volume 3 – 1994 Journal    Editor: Hal Opperman

Volume 2 – 1992 Journal    Editor: Dennis Paulson

Volume 1 – 1989 Journal    Editor: Dennis Paulson

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