Maryland Birdlife is published twice annually to record and encourage the study of birds in and around Maryland. Originally conceived as a quarterly booklet, Maryland Birdlife was edited for many decades by world-renowned ornithologist Chandler Robbins. The final issue under his esteemed oversight was published in 2014. The journal is henceforth edited by Gene Scarpulla.
Maryland Birdlife contains original articles, notes, and research papers primarily pertaining to Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Potential topics may include geographic or temporal distribution, ecology, biology, morphology, systematics, behavior, migration, life history, as well as other biological topics. Annual bird counts also will be published. All submissions are subject to editorial review and acceptance. Articles and research papers will be peer-reviewed.
Maryland Birdlife is provided to members of MOS as part of their membership package. To reserve your copy, join MOS today!
MOS members and others who may have future contributions are urged to contact the Editor.
Issues of Maryland Birdlife
Latest Two MDBL Issues
The latest issues of Maryland Birdlife are:
- Volume 71, Number 2, Fall 2022
- Volume 71, Number 1, Spring 2022
Hardcopies are mailed to all members unless they elected to receive a link to the issues via email. For those who requested online access, here is a link to the latest two issues. If you wish to be added to the list please contact the webmaster. Note: you will no longer receive a hardcopy by mail.
Maryland Birdlife (Volumes 1 through 68)
Back issues of Maryland Birdlife (Volumes 1 through 68 [1945–2019]) can be accessed online at SORA (Searchable Ornithological Research Archive). The two most recent volumes will be made available online at a later date.
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