Date: 11/5/18 10:44 am From: Ed Swan <Edswan2...> Subject: [Tweeters] WOS journal Washington Birds returns and is published now on the WOS website
Hi all, I'm very pleased to announce that Washington Birds, the journal of the Washington Ornithological Society is back and is now available for reading on-line at the WOS website at http://wos.org/publications/wa-birds/. Writer and photographers from across Washington worked hard to present you with great articles and photos. We hope that the new volume will provide you with some interesting reading this winter.
The Washington Ornithological Society (WOS) publishes a scholarly periodic journal, Washington Birds, sent upon publication to all WOS members. The purpose of Washington Birds is to provide information on the birds of Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. Volume 12 of the journal is now ready for publication.
Volume 12 of Washington Birds packs a lot of information about birds and birding in Washington State in 167 pages. Three general interest articles lead, followed by 18 species accounts of bird species new to the Washington State list since 2005, when the latest Birds of Washington State by Wahl et al. came out. The journal concludes with two Washington Bird Records Committee (WBRC) reports (previously printed in Western Birds) to complete the run of WBRC publications in WOS' journal. Nearly all the articles feature authors who are WOS members and come from every corner of the State.
WOS was chartered in 1988 to increase knowledge of the birds of Washington and to enhance communication among all persons interested in those birds. Washington Birds, from the earliest days 30 years ago, formed a significant part of WOS' strategy to encourage the spread of knowledge and discussion of scientific data about birds in the state. WOS published Volume 1 in 1989 and an additional five volumes in its first decade. Four volumes came out in the second decade and one in the third. In this 30th anniversary year of WOS, the board hopes Volume 12 will represent the return to an almost biennial schedule for publication.
Volume 12 of Washington Birds will be available on-line at the WOS website at http://wos.org/publications/wa-birds/ on November 1. For cost reasons, the journal is now available free only on-line. If enough persons express interest in a hard copy, a short run will be printed and sold at a price to be determined by the amount of orders. Email the editor at <wabirds...> <mailto:<wabirds...> if you wish to purchase a hard copy of the journal.