Cooper Ornithological Society
Studies in Avian Biology

Studies in Avian Biology is a book series for publication of longer works in ornithology.  The long-running series has been produced by the Cooper Ornithological Society for 25 years with 45 volumes published since 1978.  The standard format for volumes in the Studies in Avian Biology series is a set of 10-25 contributed chapters organized around an important topic in ornithology such as new areas of research or techniques, ecologically important habitats, or management of species of conservation concern.   Recent volumes have focused on emerging questions in avian disease, the ecology of urban birds, and applications of video surveillance to studies of bird behavior.  Studies of arctic shorebirds, boreal forest birds, and northern grouse have contributed to a better understanding of the ecology of birds in sensitive ecosystems.  The series publishes award-winning science - recent volumes on Greater Sage-Grouse and Northern Spotted Owls received publication awards for contributions to wildlife conservation and management.  Each volume is guest-edited by a team of 1-3 volume editors who select and coordinate submissions of manuscripts from contributing authors.  All manuscripts undergo rigorous peer review and acceptance of individual manuscripts is based on scientific merit.  Ideas and new proposals for new volumes of Studies in Avian Biology can be submitted to the Series Editor at any time.

Series Editor
Brett K. Sandercock
Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Editorial Board
Steven R. Beissinger, University of California at Berkeley
Bonnie S. Bowen, Iowa State University
Jennifer C. Owen, Michigan State University
Michael A. Patten, University of Oklahoma
Amanda D. Rodewald, Cornell University
Morgan W. Tingley, University of Connecticut

Science Publisher
Charles R. Crumly,  CRC Press / Taylor & Francis

Instructions for SAB volume editors - download printable PDF.
Instructions for SAB authors - download printable PDF.

Complete List of volumes in the Studies in Avian Biology series (vol. 1-45, 1978-2012).

SAB volumes 1-37 are available as open-access PDF files at the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA).  Back issues of out-of-print volumes can be purchased from Buteo Books.
SAB volumes 38-45 can be purchased as printed books from Buteo Books, as e-Books from the University of California Press, and are available as PDF files at JSTOR.