With a hat tip to the outstanding birding blog The Zen Birdfeeder we point readers to an interesting new online database of 57 years of the New York State Ornithological Association’s (NYSOA) quarterly journal The Kingbird. 229 issues of the journal are currently online, along with 4 ten-year indices- four new issues will be added each year. The journal includes commentary of historic bird lists, natural history field observation reports, an archive of NYSOA development and history, and a lot more.
Here are a few gems I found in the collection – warning – these are all pdfs!
Merriam’s Adirondack List
Stanley Lincoln’s History of the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs
John M.C. Peterson’s Report of the Great 1995 Blowdown from the Bouquet Valley