New York State
For the birders and birds of the Empire State
NYSOA PublicationsLast Updated 7/13/15
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
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.
Contents of the Latest Issue
(see below for list of back issues, linking to individual tables of contents 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 65 No. 1 March 2015
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
Ten Year Index 1991-2000
March 2015 7/13/15
December 2014 2/21/15
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