The Delaware Ornithologist 

Our annual printed scientific journal


The Delaware Ornithologist

The Delaware Ornithologist (formerly Delmarva Ornithologist) is the annual scientific journal of the Delaware Ornithological Society (DOS) and is sent to all members in good standing in December of every year.

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 Passing Scene, and activities of the Delaware Bird Records Committees are also published.

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


Cover of upcoming (December 2023)  issue

Ornithologist 2023 Cover

Table of Contents of upcoming issue

Ornithologist 2023 TOC