Studies in Avian Biology

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Studies in Avian Biology (SAB), formerly Pacific Coast Avifauna, is a book series publishing topical works in ornithology. The SAB series provided a unique opportunity for synthesis and coordination of key topics in ornithology that cannot be met by peer-reviewed journals. Volumes on Greater Sage-Grouse and Northern Spotted Owls received awards for their contributions to wildlife conservation and management. AOS is no longer accepting proposals for new volumes of Studies in Avian Biology.

Note: Some copies of the most recent volume of the SAB series, The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers, were produced entirely in black and white due to a printing error. If you own a copy of this book that does not include color figures on pages 155, 157, 158, 163, and 169, please contact for instructions on obtaining a replacement copy. (If you are located outside North America, see here for contact information specific to your region.)

Access Information

Volumes 46 and later are available for purchase from CRC Press.

Volumes 38–45 are available for purchase from Buteo Books and University of California Press in e-Book and print versions. Individual chapters are also available from JSTOR in PDF format.

Volumes 1–37, as well as older volumes published under the series name Pacific Coast Avifauna, are available via the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive. Selected issues also are available from Buteo Books.

Ornithological Monographs

Ornithological Monographs was published by the former American Ornithologists’ Union for major papers too long for inclusion in The Auk. Scholarly monographs typically dealt with a single topic or multi-faceted study or symposia papers presented at scientific meetings. The final issues of Ornithological Monographs were published in 2014.

Access Information

Volumes issued from 2006–2014 are available on BioOne.

Volumes issued from 1965–2005 are available via the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive.

Series in Ornithology

Series in Ornithology was a joint project of the American Ornithologists’ Union and the Nuttall Ornithological Club. Three volumes were published in 2007 and 2008.

Access Information

All three volumes are available for purchase from Buteo Books.