Sunday, February 25, 2007

Online Ornithological Newsletters: Issue #7 (California)

The purpose of this weekly series is to provide links to the online newsletters of local, State, Provincial, and national Audubon societies, bird clubs, bird conservation organizations, bird observatories, and ornithological societies of the United States and Canada. Unless otherwise indicated, individual newsletters are in .pdf format. All of the links listed below are in .html format.

California (33 newsletters listed below):

Audubon Imprint (newsletter of the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, Pacific Palisades) - Issued 9 times/year. 118 issues currently available online in .html format: earliest: February 1994 (Volume 17, Number 6).

Audubon’s Warbler (newsletter of Kern Audubon Society, Bakersfield) - 5 issues currently available online; earliest: October 2006.

Burrowing Owl (newsletter of the Yolo Audubon Society, Davis) - Issued 9 times/year. 17 issues currently available online; earliest: September 2004 (Volume 34, Number 1). The mast-head features a drawing of a Burrowing Owl.

Chapparal Naturalist (newsletter of the Pomona Valley Audubon Society, Claremont) - Issued 4 times/year. 5 issues currently available online; earliest: January/February 2006 (Volume 45, Number 3). The archives includes selected articles going back to April 1997. The mast-head features an Acorn Woodpecker flanked by a California Quail and an unidentified raptor.

Hummin’ (newsletter of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society, Escondido) - Issued 6 times/year. 58 issues currently available online; earliest: February/March 1997.

Lagoon Flyer (publication of the Buena Vista Audubon Society, Oceanside) - Issued 9 times/year. 22 issues currently available online; earliest: September 2004.

Leaves (newsletter of the Madrone Audubon Society, Sonoma County) - Issued 9 times/year. 166 issues currently available online; earliest: September 1996.

Observer Online (journal of PRBO Conservation Sciences, Petaluma) - Issued 4 times/year. 27 issues currently available online; earliest: Number 120 (Winter 2000).

On the Wild Side [scroll to bottom] (newsletter of the Ventana Wildlife Society, Salinas) - 2 issues are currently available online: Annual Issue 2005, and Winter 2005/2006.

Pacific Flyway (newsletter of the Morro Coast Audubon Society, Morro Bay) - Issued 10 times/year. 32 issues currently available online; earliest: March 2003. NOTE: Download times may be long.

Phainopepla (newsletter of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, Van Nuys) - Issued 10 times/year. 12 issues currently available online, including a special Centennial Edition issued in 2006; earliest: February 2006 (Volume 57, Number 1).

Roadrunner (newsletter of the Canejo Valley Audubon Society, Thousand Oaks) - Issued 10 times/year. 45 issues currently available online; earliest: September 2002.

Sierra Squawker (newsletter of the Central Sierra Audubon Society, Sonora) - Only the current issue is available (January 2007).

Sierra Wave (newsletter of the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, Bishop) - Issued 5 times/year. 33 issues currently available online; earliest: September/October 2000.

Sequoia Needles [click on Sequoia eNews now available online and scroll to bottom of page] (bulletin of the Sequoia Audubon Society, Woodside) - 3 issues of Sequoia Needles are currently available online; earliest: February-March 2005 (Volume 55, Number 3). Also currently available online are 5 issues of the Sequoia eNews; earliest: October 2005 (Number 10).

Sketches (newsletter of the San Diego Audubon Society, San Diego) - Issued monthly (12 issues/year). 12 issues currently available online; earliest: March 2006 (Volume 57, Number 6). A maximum of 12 issues is posted on the Website at any one time.

Song Sparrow (newsletter of the Napa-Solano Audubon Society, Vallejo) - Issued quarterly. 11 issues currently available online: earliest: September 2004.

The California Condor [click on Newsletter] (newsletter of the Ventura Audubon Society, Ventura) . Only the most recent issue is currently available online: February 2007 (Volume 27, Number 6).

The Chat [click on The Chat] (newsletter of the Kerncrest Audubon Society, Ridgecrest) - Issued monthly except July and August (10 issues/year). Only the current issue is available (May 2006).

The Gull (newsletter of the Golden Gate Audubon Society, Berkeley) - Issued 10 times/year. 50 issues currently available online; earliest: January 2002.

The Kite Call (newsletter of the Ohlone Audubon Society, Hayward) - Issued 8 times/year. 67 issues currently available online; earliest: October 1998.

The Observer (newsletter of Whittier Audubon Society, Whittier) - 6 issues are currently available online. The mast-head features a full-color illustration of a Northern Cardinal.

The Phoebe [click on The Phoebe tab] (newsletter of the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society, Grass Valley) - Issued 6 times/year. 1 issues currently available online: January-February 2007 (Volume 28, Number 1). The mast-head features a drawing of a Black Phoebe.

The Quail (newsletter of the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, Walnut Creek) - Issued 10 times/year. 42 issues currently available online; earliest: October 2002 (Volume 49, Number 2). The mast-head features a California Quail.

The Sanderling (newsletter of the Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society, Carmel) - Issued 5 times/year. 16 issues currently available online; earliest: January 2004.

The Sandpiper [scroll to Sandpiper Newsletter] (newsletter of the Redwood Region Audubon Society, Eureka) - Issued monthly. 6 issues are currently available online in their entirety; earliest: July 2006. Clicking on Newsletter Articles in the left-hand column will take you to the Archives, from which you can download President’s Columns, Monthly Columns, and Bird of the Month articles dating to September 1996. The mast-head features a drawing of a Western Sandpiper in profile.

The Western Grebe (newsletter of the Redbud Audubon Society, Clearlake) - 1 issue currently available online: February 2007 (Volume 32, Issue 6). The mast-head features a pair of Western Grebes.

The Wrentit (newsletter of the Pasadena Audubon Society, Pasadena) - Issued 5 times/year. 17 issues currently available online; earliest: November-December 2003. The mast-head features a perched Wrentit.

The Yellowbill (newsletter of the Fresno Audubon Society, Fresno) - Issued monthly, September through May (9 issues/year). Only the current issue is available (January 2007). The mast-head features a Yellow-billed Magpie.

Wandering Tattler (newsletter of the Sea & Sage Audubon Society, Irvine) - Issued 9 times/year. 14 issues currently available online; earliest: September 2005 (Volume 55, Number 1). The mast-head features a black-and-white drawing of a Wandering Tattler by John Schmitt.

Western Meadowlark (newsletter of the San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society, San Bernardino) - Issued 6 times/year. y issues currently available online; earliest: February/March 2006 (Volume 56, Number 5). The mast-head features a Western Meadowlark in full song.

Western Tanager (newsletter of the Los Angeles Audubon Society, Los Angeles) - Issued 6 times/year. 6 issues currently available online: earliest: March/April 2006 (Volume 72, Number 4). The mast-head features a black-and-white drawing of a Western Tanager.

White-tailed Kite (newsletter of the Altacal Audubon Society, Chico) - Issued 7-10 times/year. 81 issues currently available online; earliest: Janauary 1998. The mast-head features a White-tailed Kite in hovering flight.

Links to Previous Issues (with number of newsletters listed):

Alabama (4), Alaska (4), Alberta (6), Arizona (7), Arkansas (2), and British Columbia (9).

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