About Birds


Birds (ISSN 2673-6004) is an international, peer-reviewed, and open access ornithological journal. It publishes original ornithological research articles, reviews, and communications that offer substantial new insight into any field of study that involves wild birds, with special emphasis on bird ecology, communities, conservation, and behavioral ecology. Multidisciplinary papers related to birds will be considered. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their theoretical, basic, applied, and experimental research in Birds. Full study methods and/or experimental details must be provided for research articles so that the results can be reproduced.


  • Bird ecology and biogeography
  • Bird communities and populations
  • Bird behavior
  • Bird conservation
  • Bird immunology, health, and diseases
  • Bird systematics, taxonomy, and evolution
  • Bird physiology and reproduction
  • Bird migration
  • Birds and people
  • Birds and climate change
  • Birds and land use
  • Birds and environment relationships
  • Multidisciplinary bird research

Keywords: ornithology; avian; birds; ecology; biogeography; communities; populations; behavior; physiology; management; conservation; evolution; evolution; genetics; migration; distribution

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