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.
Institutional subscriptions to The Kingbird are priced annually on a calendar year basis as follows:
to US addresses
$35 to Canada and Mexico
$45 to all others.
Contents of the
(see below for list of back issues, linking to individual tables of contents plus some sample articles).
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.
65 No. 1
|Jacob Ruppert and his Mute Swans: The historical status of a non-native bird in Dutchess County
|Nesting of Blue Grosbeaks (Passerina caerulea) at the former Fresh Kills Landfill, Staten Island, New York, in 2014
Jeffrey S. Bolsinger
|First recorded nesting of Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilocus colubris) in Central Park and New York County – Spring 2014
Robert DeCandido and Deborah Allen
|Notes and Observations
Peregrine Falcon attacks a Ring-billed Gull
|In Memoriam: Stanley R. Lincoln, 1929-2015
|From the Editor's Desk
The Kingbird -
Tables of Contents & Sample Articles