American Robin
Eastern Kingbird
Hooded Merganser
American Goldfinch
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Saw-whet-owl
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Broad-winged Hawk
Bobolink
Northern Shoveler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Scarlet Tanager
Greater Yellowlegs
Snowy Owl
Grasshopper Sparrow
Yellow-throated Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Meadowlark
Bay-breasted Warbler
Ring-necked Duck
Northern Harrier
Magnolia Warbler
Horned Lark
Horned Grebe
Northern Parula
Hooded Warbler
Black-bellied Plover
Prairie Warbler
Hudsonian Godwit
Belted Kingfisher
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Purple Martin

Pennsylvania Birds

Pennsylvania Birds, the PSO's quarterly journal dedicated to bird distribution and occurence in Pennsylvania, is included in PSO Memberships. It includes sightings for each quarter on a county-by-county basis, rare bird reports, the CBC, the PAMC, site guides, PA Birdlists, Hawk Migration Summaries, book reviews, PORC reports, and articles of general interest ranging from the humorous to the technical. Library/Institutional rates are also available (these rates do not include the PSO Newsletter).


Subscription Information
Subscription Rates
Publishing Deadlines
Submitting Reports

Submitting Photos
Submission of Materials for Publication
Reprints
Index
Seasonal Occurrence Tables
Back Issues online (Members) (Non-Members)
Staff

 

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Subscription Information
One year's subscription includes 4 issues covering bird sightings from December to November.
The first issue (containing reports for Dec-Feb) is mailed in July and the last issue (containing reports from Aug-Nov) is mailed in April of the following year.

 

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Subscription Rates
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One year Individual Membership in PSO $30.00
One year Family Membership in PSO $35.00
One year Sustaining Membership in PSO $45.00

One year Student Membership in PSO $10.00

Library/Institutional Rates

United States $33.00
Canada $48.00
Other Foreign Country $62.00

Make check payable to PSO and send to:
PSO
2469 Hammertown Road
Narvon, PA 17555-9726

Join/Subscribe

 

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Materials (articles, letters, photos) to be included in the publication should be sent to the Chief Editor by the due dates listed below.

Issue
Season
Due Date
Publication Date
1
Dec - Feb
March 31
July
2
Mar - May
June 30
October
3
Jun - Jul
August 31
December
4
Aug - Nov
December 31
April

 

 

 

 

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Bird sightings should be sent to the County Compiler for the county in which the sightings were made. Be sure to include the following: Species, Location, Number, Observer, Date. If the species requires documentation, be sure to include it.

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Solicitation windows for photos for each issue of Pennsylvania Birds are posted to statewide e-mail lists and Facebook groups by the Photo Editor when submissions are preferred to be received. 

 

Digital photos or scanned image files sent for consideration must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in JPG format and submitted as attachments and not embedded in the e-mail.

 

Horizontal images (preferred) MUST be able to be cropped to 1050px x 700px with a resolution of 300 px/in and vertical images MUST be able to be cropped to 1050px x 1313px at 300 px/in.

 

Images will not be enlarged/upscaled. High-resolution images are requested during initial submission.

 

Submissions must also include pertinent information for captioning to include species, location photographed, county photographed, date of photo and any other information of significance regarding the sighting.

 

Submitted photos may be cropped or adjusted for color, brightness, or contrast as the editor sees fit without notice to the photographer.

 

Photos with copyright or signature text visible in the image will not be accepted. Photographers will be acknowledged in the photo caption.

 

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We welcome submission of articles, artwork or photographs. Any materials submitted must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope if the author desires to have the material returned. Digital photos are preferred -- prints will not be returned. Articles should be sent via email (Microsoft Word is preferred, but Word Perfect or any other compatible format is acceptable). PENNSYLVANIA BIRDS assumes no liability or responsibility for any unsolicited materials. Materials should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Editor-in-chief, 9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652

 

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Reprints Back to top

 

All issues older than two years are available online. Content may be freely used as long as the source is properly cited.

If you need a printed copy of an article, requests for reprints will be handled by the Treasurer.
Send requests to PSO, 2469 Hammertown Rd., Narvon, Pa 17555-9730.

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Staff Back to top

 

Chief Editor - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652

Seasonal Editors

  • Dec-Feb - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mar-May - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jun-Jul - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Aug-Nov - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Data Input Technician - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Department Editors

  • Photo Editor - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Rare Bird Reports - PORC
  • CBC Report - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • HawkWatch Reports - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Book Reviews - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pennsylvania Birdlists - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pennsylvania Migration Count - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership/Subscription Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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