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Ornithology is the branch of biology concerned with the scientific study of birds. It includes observations on the structure and classification of birds, and on their habits, song and flight.


Regional associations and societies


United Kingdom

National associations and societies



  • Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS): Located at Mumbai (formerly Bombay), it is the largest and oldest non-government Organization in the area of natural history in the Indian subcontinent. Visit
  • Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) Located near Coimbatore.
  • Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta. The government department meant to document and study the fauna of India.


  • The Ornithological Society of Japan (OSJ) - [1]
  • Wild Bird Society of Japan (WBSJ) - [2]
  • Japanese Society for Preservation of Birds (JSPB) - [3]
  • Yamashina Institute for Ornithology - [4]




  • Society for Observation and Study of Birds of Slovenia (Društvo za opazovanje in proučevanje ptic Slovenije) (DOPPS )

United Kingdom

North America


  • Bird Studies Canada



New Zealand

Publications and magazines

  • Acrocephalus , DOPPS (Slovenia)
  • Ardeola, Sociedad Española de Ornitología (Spain) - [5]
  • Audubon Magazine (USA) - [6]
  • The Auk , American Ornithologists' Union (USA) - Post-1999 volumes [7] ; complete volumes 1-116 (1884-1999) as free DjVu and PDF files at SORA [8]
  • BirdingASIA (formerly OBC Bulletin), Oriental Bird Club - [9] , OBC Bulletin [10]
  • Bird Study (UK)
  • British Birds (UK)
  • Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club (UK) - [11]
  • The Condor, Cooper Ornithological Society (USA) - Post-2000 volumes [12] ; complete volumes 1-102 (1899-2000) as free DjVu and PDF files at SORA [13]
  • 'Elepaio, Hawaii Audubon Society (USA) - Free full-text access to last 2 volumes [14]
  • The Emu, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (Australia) - [15]
  • Forktail, Oriental Bird Club - [16]
  • Ibis, British Ornithologists Union (UK) - [17]
  • Irish Birds (Ireland)
  • The Journal of Field Ornithology, Association of Field Ornithologists (USA) - Complete volumes 51-70 (1980-1999) and precedessor publication Bird-Banding as free DjVu and PDF files at SORA [18]
  • Japanese Journal of Ornithology (Japan) - [19]
  • Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology (Japan) - [20]
  • Kukila (Bulletin of the Indonesian Ornithological Society) - [21]
  • Marine Ornithology - Free full-text access to volumes 16 and later (1988-present) [22]
  • Ostrich (South Africa)
  • Ornithos (France) - [23]
  • Revista Ornitología Colombiana, ACO (Colombia) - Free full-text access [24]
  • Te Manu, Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie - Free back issues [25]
  • The Wilson Bulletin, Wilson Ornithological Society (USA) - Complete volumes 1-111 (1889-1999) as free DjVu and PDF files at SORA [26]


See List of famous ornithologists

See Also

Other Meanings

External link

  • List of oldest ornithological organisations in the world

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