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THE PASSENGER PIGEON, WSO’s flagship publication, is a quarterly journal featuring a wide range of articles on Wisconsin birds, seasonal field sightings (including Christmas, May, and Big Day counts), and scientific research reports. 

To read any issue, click on the Passenger Pigeon cover image.

Member-Only Issues
2019 Summer-Fall (vol. 81, no. 2-3)

  • President’s Statement: Atlas Field Work Completed
  • From the Editors’ Desk: WSO Welcomes a Familiar Face to a New Role
  • Assessing the Breeding Status and Breeding Habitat of the Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) on a Managed Nature Sanctuary in Southeastern Wisconsin
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Summer Season: 2018
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Summer 2018
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Fall Season: 2018
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Fall 2018
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2019 Spring (vol. 81, no. 1)

  • President’s Statement: 80 Years of The Passenger Pigeon
  • From the Editors’ Desk: Time of Transition
  • To Breed or Not to Breed: Potential Nesting Attempt by American Three-Toed Woodpeckers in Northern Wisconsin
  • A Tribute to the Late Jim Harris
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Spring Season: 2018
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Spring 2018
  • In Memoriam: Neil A. Harriman
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2018 Winter (vol. 80, no. 4)

  • Leopold, Muir and Derleth, Oh My
  • From the Editors’ Desk: Gratitude!
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Winter Season: 2017–2018
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Winter 2017–18
  • “By the Wayside”—Winter 2017–2018
  • 2017 Wisconsin Christmas Bird Count
  • The 2018 WSO Annual Convention Awards
  • Minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting
  • 2018 Annual Report
  • Errata
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Index for Volume 80
  • Notes and Announcements
2018 Fall (vol. 80, no. 3)

  • Incoming WSO President’s Statement: Greetings!
  • Outgoing President’s Statement: Keeping Engaged in a Trying Time
  • From the Editors’ Desk: What About Cats?
  • Prothonotary Warbler Artificial Nest Box Productivity in a Northern Illinois Floodplain Forest (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Fall and Winter-Hardy Hummingbirds
  • The Fall Season: 2017
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • “By the Wayside”—Fall 2017
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Fall 2017
  • About the Artists
  • Revised Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2018 Summer (vol. 80, no. 2)

  • President’s Statement: Keeping Engaged in a Trying Time
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Summer Season: 2017
  • “By the Wayside”—Summer 2017
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Summer 2017
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2018 Spring (vol. 80, no. 1)

  • President’s Statement: Distracted by a Bird
  • From the Editors’ Desk: Bird Photography
  • Documenting Birds
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Spring Season: 2017
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Spring 2017
  • “By the Wayside”—Spring 2017
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2017 Winter (vol. 79, no. 4)

  • President’s Column: The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative at 15 Years
  • From the Editors’ Desk: The Attack on Evidence
  • Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II: 2015–2017 Prelimiary Results and a Plea for Your Help
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Winter Season: 2016–2017
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Winter 2016–17
  • “By the Wayside”—Winter 2016–17
  • 2017 Annual Meeting Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
  • 2017 WSO Convention Awards
  • 2016 Wisconsin Christmas Bird Count
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists (Revised)
  • Index
  • Notes and Announcements
2017 Fall (vol. 79, no. 3)

  • WSO’s Buena Vista Properties and Prairie Chicken Management
  • Thoughts on Banding Chickadees in Wisconsin
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Fall Season: 2016
  • “By the Wayside”—Fall 2016
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Fall 2016
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
Public-Accessible Issues
2017 Summer (vol. 79, no. 2)

  • President’s Statement: Combining Winter Birding with Citizen Science
  • From the Editors’ Desk: On Uniformity
  • Bird Use of the Cedarburg Bog Important Bird Area during Spring and Fall Migration
  • Piping Plovers Breeding in Brown County, Wisconsin, in 2016: Encouraging Signs of Population Expansion
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Summer Season: 2016
  • “By the Wayside”—Summer 2016
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Summer 2016
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2017 Spring (vol. 79, no. 1)

  • President’s Statement: Searching for Gems in the Library Basement
  • From the Editors’ Desk: Big Money vs. Nature
  • Nest Site and Post-Fledging Habitat Associations of
  • Acadian Flycatchers, Empidonax virescens in the Baraboo Hills
  • First Record of Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) for Wisconsin
  • The Spring Season: 2016
  • Aldo Leopold’s “On a Monument to the Pigeon”: A Lesson in Biotic Empathy
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • “By the Wayside”—Spring 2016
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Spring 2016
  • In Memoriam: Daniel D. Berger
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2016 Winter (vol. 78, no. 4)

  • Some Thoughts on WSO’s Conservation History, The Good They Do Oft Lies Buried
  • Memories of Noel Cutright at his Induction into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame
  • Noel Cutright and Conservation
  • Noel Cutright and Citizen Science
  • Noel Cutright and the Environment
  • Dispersal Patterns and Pairing Behaviors of Non-territorial Sandhill Cranes (Peer-Reviewed)
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Winter Season: 2015–2016
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Winter 2015–2016
  • 2015 Wisconsin Christmas Bird Count
  • “By the Wayside”—Winter 2015–2016
  • Report of the 2016 Annual Meeting: Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
  • Passenger Pigeon Award Winners 2016
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Index for Volume 78
  • Notes and Announcements
2016 Fall (vol. 78, no. 3)

  • Expanding our Gem
  • From the Editors’ Desk: Our Youth and the Future of Birds
  • Rachel Carson and a Childhood Sense of Wonder
  • Making the Migratory Bird Treaty Work, Then and
  • Now: A Centennial Assessment
  • Collaborative Habitat Management in Agricultural
  • Landscapes: Opportunities and Barriers to Farmer Involvement in the Central Wisconsin Grassland Conservation Area (Peer-Reviewed)
  • The Effects of Building Size, Window Area, and Development on Bird-window Collisions in an Urban Landscape: A Preliminary Assessment
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • The Fall Season: 2015
  • “By the Wayside”—Fall 2015
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Fall 2015
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2016 Summer (vol. 78, no. 2)

  • Incoming President’s Statement
  • Outgoing President’s Statement: Every Ending is a New Beginning
  • From the Editors’ Desk: The Future is Us
  • Recent Declines in Gray Jays on Christmas Bird Counts in Northern Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Endangered Resources Report
  • Status of the Cooper’s Hawk in Wisconsin
  • Status of the Cooper’s Hawk in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Endangered Resources Report Number 8
  • Nest Site Selection and Breeding Survey of Belted Kingfishers in Wisconsin
  • The Summer Season: 2015
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • “By the Wayside”—Summer 2015
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Summer 2015
  • Wisconsin Big Day Counts: 2015
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
2016 Spring (vol. 78, no. 1)

  • President’s Statement: WSO and the DDT Battle: the Untold Story
  • From the Editors’ Desk: Peer-review!
  • Dead Robins and Disappearing Peregrines: WSO and the DDT Story
  • The 2014 Wisconsin Christmas Bird Counts
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon
  • “By the Wayside”—Spring 2015
  • Migratory Birds of the Apostle Islands and Bad River Corridor and Sloughs Connect Indigenous Nations for Global Conservation (Peer-reviewed)
  • The Spring Season: 2015
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Spring 2015
  • Wisconsin May Day Counts 2015
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements
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