NYSOA Publications Last Updated 10/17/13
The Kingbird List of Back Issues & Sample Articles (beginning with December 1999)
Complete Kingbird Table of Contents beginning with December 1999
The Kingbird online Decennial Index, 1991-2000: Introduction Titles Authors Subjects
The Kingbird online Index, 2001-2004: Authors Photographers Artists Subjects
Searchable Archive - all issues of The Kingbird since 1950
NEW NYS CBC data from 2010-2011
The Kingbird, a quarterly journal, is devoted exclusively to New York State ornithology. Field reports of rarities, often with photographs, are a regular feature, along with general articles on birds and bird behavior, and good birding areas. A bibliography of New York State ornithology and publication of the actions of NYSARC (New York State Avian Records Committee) are regular features.
No longer are the birds shown in The Kingbird relegated to shades of gray! The recent addition of color photographs is a long-awaited improvement that has been greeted with cheers of joy from all sides.
The most important function of The Kingbird is the seasonal recording by the birders of migration data, and breeding and distributional changes. This data is compiled by a team of ten Regional Editors from information supplied to them by individual birders and presented quarterly according to season. All are encouraged to submit their field observations.
Manuscripts for publication, as well as short notes of even just one or two paragraphs, should be submitted to
Shaibal S. Mitra
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314
A subscription to The Kingbird is one of the benefits of NYSOA membership.
NYS CBC Data from the 2010-2011 Season
Complete results for the the 111th Christmas Bird Count in New York State will be available very soon as a printable document on this website; please check back. Hard copies of this file, formatted to the page size of The Kingbird, will also be available upon request from .
Contents of the Latest Issue
(see below for tables of contents of back issues, plus some sample articles).
Table of Contents
Note: All issues beginning with June 2002 include Regional Reports, Standard Regional Report Abbreviations and Reporting Deadlines, and Map of Reporting Regions.
All issues beginning with July 2008 include a Photo Gallery.
Volume 63 No. 3 September 2013
Timing of the spring passage of dark Red-tailed Hawks past Derby Hill Observatory
Report of the New York State Avian Records Committee for 2011 Highlights of the Season — Spring 2013
S. S. Mitra
Spring Arrival Dates 2013
Ten Year Index 1991-2000
September 2013 10/17/13
December 2010 sample article
September 2010 - sample article
December 2009 - sample article
March 2009 - Read John J. Elliot Award winning Article!
December 2008 - sample article
March 2008 - 2 sample articles
September 2006 - 2 sample articles
September 2005 - 2 sample articles
March 2004 - 3 sample articles
December 2003 - 3 sample articles
September 2003 - 3 sample articles
September 2002 - sample article
March 2002 - sample article
March 2001 - sample article
December 2000 - sample article
December 1999 - sample article