Bird journals

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Subject: Bird journals
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 16:35:34 +1000
Dean Potelli wrote:

> Reading over many birding-aus postings and reading old articles in Emu and
> the Australian Bird Bander (Corella) from only a few decades ago it has
> become a concern for me that there doesn't seem to be much scope for people
> to publish observation-type articles on birds and their behaviour today,
> which are incredibly useful when studying a species


> I am familiar with only the more readily available bird journals in
> Australia (i.e. Emu, Corella, Australian Birds) but would like information
> on additional journals that are willing to publish observation-type articles
> (for example I would like to write a short paper on an observation of
> conspecific kleptoparasitism in White-Bellied Sea-Eagles, but this style of
> paper would not be accepted by any of the aforementioned journals).

This sounds like a perfect candidate for the new journal "Australian Field Ornithology" - formerly known as "Australian Bird Watcher", and published by the Bird Observers Club of Australia.  See

The lack that you lament was identified and targetted very deliberately by BOCa and the editors.

Cheers, Lawrie

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