The Delaware Ornithologist 

Our annual printed scientific journal


The Delaware Ornithologist

The Delaware Ornithologist (formerly Delmarva Ornithologist) is the scientific journal of the Delaware Ornithological Society (DOS).

It publishes articles related to birds in Delaware including behavior and rare bird sightings.  The results of DOS citizen science activities including the hawk watches, the Spring Roundup, the Passing Scene, and activities of the Delaware Bird Records Committees are also published.  One volume per year is published in December and mailed to all members.

Anyone is welcome to submit articles for publication. Completed articles and questions about submitting an article or suitable topics can be submitted to the Managing Editor.  Articles are due by 15 June of every year.

Delaware Ornithologist, Editorial Board

  • Gene Hess, Editor
  • Michael Moore, Managing Editor
  • Kitt Heckscher
  • Frank Rohrbacher
  • John Janowski
  • Matt Sarver
  • Joe Sebastiani


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