The Jack Pine Warbler is the member magazine of Michigan Audubon. The organization has published the “JPW” for over 100 years. Each issue features articles on Michigan-specific, bird-related topics–from species accounts to birding destinations to book reviews. Content for the publication is sourced from a variety of professional journalists, experts in the field of bird conservation and research, grassroots leaders, and Michigan Audubon staff.
In addition to providing feature content on the state of bird conservation in Michigan, each issue also features species-specific natural history information, an abbreviated event calendar, previews of signature events, and announcements of bird-related happenings throughout Michigan.
We’ve made an issue of the JPW available via download. If you enjoy this electronic copy and would like to learn more about birds, conservation and research efforts in Michigan, please become a member of Michigan Audubon. Your membership benefits include a one-year subscription to this award-winning publication.
All members receive a one-year subscription (4 issues) to our member magazine, the Jack Pine Warbler.
We reserve the right to publish materials in either print or electronic formats. We will make an effort to contact you regarding publication of your submissions and provide you published copies.
If you have more than three photos, please put them in a zipped file and upload the file. Please keep files to 5 MB or less.
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Established in 1994, MBNH is Michigan Audubon’s peer-reviewed scientific journal, dedicated to ornithology and the natural history of Michigan. It is home to many long-running citizen science projects and surveys such as the Michigan Bird Survey (ongoing for nearly 70 years), the Michigan Christmas Bird Count, the Michigan Butterfly Survey, and the North American Migration Count, and the results of the annual Sandhill Crane census. The journal also includes the actions of the Michigan Bird Records Committee.
Documents download in .PDF format.
Michigan Birds and Natural History: 1994 to Present – Complete sets are located at the Michigan Audubon office library and the Michigan State University library.
The Jack-Pine Warbler: 1927 to Present – A complete set is located at the University of Michigan Museum Library-Ornithology section, in addition to the Michigan Audubon office library which contains most volumes
Michigan Audubon Society Quarterly News Letter 1923-1926 – A complete set is located at the University of Michigan Museum Library-Ornithology section and the Michigan State University Library.
The Library of Michigan is another source for most of the above-mentioned publications.
An electronic index was created to aid in researching birds, natural history and related topics. Some key research words are author’s name, species name, census, survey, and banding. This index includes article titles to facilitate the search through “Find” on the Adobe Acrobat Reader toolbar. If any article title did not include for example a specific name, an identifying feature was added in [parenthesis] following the volume and number.
Please note: some bird species names have changed so to research in the older publications you will need to change your search word.
Audubon membership records, meeting minutes, book reviews, and announcements were not included.
Written by John L. Trap[2011. The Jack-Pine Warbler at the University of Michigan Biological Station. Michigan Birds and Natural History 18: 250-251]
The Jack Pine Warbler began life as the Michigan Audubon Society’s Quarterly Newsletter in 1923 before assuming its familiar name in 1927. It became a full-fledged quarterly journal in 1939 (Wiles 1976) and continued as such until 1989.
Following a one –year hiatus, the “JPW” was converted into a newsletter in 1991 (Campbell 1991) and morphed into a magazine format in 2007. Partly in response to the lack of an outlet for scientific articles on the birds of Michigan following the changed format of the JPW, Michigan Birds and Natural History was started in 1994.
Campbell, R. 1991. Editor’s note. Jack-Pine Warbler 68(6):4,23
Wiles, H. O. (comp.) 1976. Fifty-year index to the Jack-Pine Warbler, 1923-1972. Michigan Audubon Society, Kalamazoo.
Please note: Beginning with Volume 19, MBNH is a quarterly journal.
Submit electronic files with articles double-spaced to the editor along with all tables and figures. Files (WordPerfect and Microsoft Word preferred) should be labeled with title (or abbreviated title) and the author(s) name(s). Tables and figures should not be integrated into text. Large tables and charts should be tall rather than wide. Text should be transmitted in “Rich Text Format” (*.rtf). Figures can be sent in native format.
No abstract is necessary. Measurements should be given in English units (e.g., inches, acres) followed by metric units (e.g., centimeters, hectares). Use continental dating (e.g., 17 December 1962) and the 24-hour clock (e.g., 0800 and 1345) and standard time (not daylight savings time). Common names of birds (and other organisms) should be capitalized (e.g., Least Bittern). Italicized scientific names should follow the first mention of a species, and conform to the AOU’s Check-list of North American Birds, 7th edition (1998) and its supplements for birds, and the current accepted authoritative reference for other organisms (available from editors upon request). Material in tables should not duplicate data in text. Tables and figures should be numbered separately and sequentially, and have a short title.
Text citations should include author and year (e.g., Craves 1995), and multiple citations should be in chronological order. Citations at the end of text should be listed as “Literature Cited.” If you use web pages in your references, please follow the following format: Author(s). Name of Page. Date of Posting/Revision. Date of Access. . For format of other references, please see past issues.
Photographs should be submitted digitally to the photo editor, Allen Chartier, with a copy to the Michigan Audubon office. Photos of rarities from each season are particularly sought and excellent photos of other Michigan species are also desired.
When an article is received, it will be sent out to be reviewed. Based on the reviews the article will be revised and accepted for publication (if revisions are primarily grammatical and not of a substantive nature), or returned to the author with suggestions for a re-write.
Articles should be sent electronically to: Heather Good
Michigan Audubon/MBNH, 2310 Science Parkway, Suite 200, Okemos, MI 48864
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