Promoting the enjoyment, study, and conservation of Wisconsin's birds.

Current issues of The Passenger Pigeon are available only to WSO members. Archived Passenger Pigeon articles (1939 – 2012) are available through the University of Wisconsin Digital Collection.


2017

Summer 2017, Volume 79, Number 2
  • President’s Statement: Combining Winter Birding with Citizen Science - Michael John Jaeger
  • From the Editors' Desk: On Uniformity - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Bird Use of the Cedarburg Bog Important Bird Area during Spring and Fall Migration - Victoria D. Piaskowski, John M.O'Donnell and Gretchen A. Meyer
  • Piping Plovers Breeding in Brown County, Wisconsin in 2016: Encouraging Signs of Population Expansion - Thomas G. Prestby and Sumner Matteson
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • The Summer Season: 2016 - Darwin Tiede
  • "By the Wayside" - Summer 2016
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Summer 2016 - Quentin Yoerger
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements

Spring 2017, Volume 79, Number 1
  • President’s Statement: Search for Gems in the Library Basement - Michael John Jaeger
  • From the Editors' Desk: Big Money vs. Nature - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Nest Site Selection and Post-Fledging Habitat Associations of Acadian Flycatchers (Empidonax virescens) in the Baraboo Hills - Maia E. Persche, Michael J. Mossman, Max A. Henschell and Anna M. Pidgeon
  • First Record of Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) - Nicholas M. Anich and Ryan S. Brady
  • The Spring Season: 2016 - Sunil Gopalan
  • Aldo Leopold's "On a Monument to the Pigeon": A Lesson in Biotic Empathy - Rebecca Nelson
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • "By the Wayside" - Spring 2016
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Spring 2016 - Quentin Yoerger
  • In Memoriam: Daniel D. Berger - Tom Meyer
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements

2016

Spring 2016, Volume 78, Number 1
  • President’s Statement: WSO and the DDT Battle: the Untold Story - Kim Kreitinger
  • From the Editors' Desk: Peer Review! - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Dead Robins and Disappearing Peregrines: WSO and the DDT Story - Stanley A. Temple
  • The 2014 Wisconsin Christmas Bird Counts - Robert Domagalski and Kyle Lindemer
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • "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) - Jessica D. Conaway
  • The Spring Season: 2015 - Sunil Gopalan
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Spring 2015 - Quentin Yoerger
  • Wisconsin May Day Counts 2015 - Daniel R. Schneider
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements

Summer 2016, Volume 78, Number 2
  • Incoming President’s Statement - Michael John Jaeger
  • Outgoing President’s Statement: Every Ending is a New Beginning - Kim Kreitinger
  • From the Editors’ Desk: The Future is Us - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Recent Declines in Gray Jays on Christmas Bird Counts in Northern Wisconsin (Peer Reviewed) - Ryan C. Menebroeker, Paula Spaeth Anich, Derek H. Ogle, and Nicholas M. Anich
  • Wisconsin Endangered Resources Report 8 Status of Cooper's Hawk in Wisconsin - Robert N. Rosenfield, Madeline G. Harden, John Bielefeldt and Raymond K. Anderson
  • Nest Site Selection and Breeding Survey of Belted Kingfishers in Wisconsin - Richard P. Thiel
  • The Summer Season: 2015 - Alyssa DeRubeis
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • “By the Wayside” - Summer 2015
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Summer 2015 - Quentin Yoerger
  • Wisconsin Big Day Counts: 2015 - Daniel Schneider
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Notes and Announcements

Fall 2016, Volume 78, Number 3
  • President’s Statement: Expanding our Gem - Michael John Jaeger
  • From the Editors' Desk: Our Youth and the Future of Birds - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Rachel Carson and a Childhood Sense of Wonder - Stanley A. Temple
  • Making the Migratory Bird Treaty Work, Then and Now: A Centennial Assessment - Stanley A. Temple
  • Collaborative Habitat Management in Agricultural Landscapes: Opportunities and Barriers to Farmer Involvement in the Central Wisconsin Grassland Conservation Area (Peer-reviewed) - Anthony K. Sharp, Aaron W. Thompson, and Matthew S. Broadway
  • The Effects of Building Size, Window Area, and Development on Bird-Window Collisions in an Urban Landscape: A Preliminary Assessment - N.A. Schoefernacker, A.M. Carpenter, M.A. Martin, K.K. Habeck, R.T. Schmitz, and K.J. McKay
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • The Fall Season: 2015 - Bob Domagalski
  • "By the Wayside" - Fall 2015
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Fall 2015 - Quentin Yoerger
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements

Winter 2016, Volume 78, Number 4
  • President’s Statement: Some Thoughts on WSO's Conservation History - Michael John Jaeger
  • From the Editors' Desk: The Good They Do Oft Lies Buried - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Memories of Noel Cutright at his Induction into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame - Bill Volkert
  • Noel Cutright and Conservation - Sumner Matteson
  • Noel Cutright and Citizen Science - Bettie Harriman
  • Noel Cutright and the Environment Susan Schumacher
  • Dispersal Patterns and Pairing Behaviors of Non-territorial Sandhill Cranes (Peer-Reviewed) Matthew A. Hayes and Jeb A. Barzen
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • The Winter Season: 2015-2016 - Ted Keyel
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Winter 2015-2016 - Quentin Yoerger
  • WSO Wisconsin Christmas Bird Count - Carl Schroeder
  • "By the Wayside" - Winter 2015-2016
  • Report of the 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Passenger Pigeon Award Winners 2016 - Andy Paulios
  • About the Artists
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • Index for Volume 78
  • Notes and Announcements

2015

Spring 2015, Volume 77, Number 1
  • President’s Statement: Spring Ahead - Kim Kreitinger
  • Why We Need the Second Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas - William P. Mueller
  • eBird: Easy to Use and Invaluable to Conservation - Thomas G. Prestby
  • Lost Creek Wetland: A Restored Bird Haven - Janet E. Smith and Alyssa DeRubeis
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • Wisconsin May Day Counts 2014 - Daniel R. Schneider
  • The Spring Season: 2014 - David A. La Puma and Charles A. Heikkinen
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Spring 2014 - Quentin Yoerger
  • "By the Wayside" - Spring 2014
  • Book Review - Neil A. Harriman
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements

Summer 2015, Volume 77, Number 2
  • President’s Statement: WSO and Conservation Advocacy - Kim Kreitinger
  • From the Editors’ Desk - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, The Formative Years - James R. Beix
  • Crane Count Classic - Capturing the History of the Early Years - Karen Voss
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • The Summer Season: 2014 - Alyssa DeRubeis
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Summer 2014 - Quentin Yoerger
  • “By the Wayside” - Summer 2014
  • Wisconsin Flycatcher Slam - Tim Hahn
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements

Fall 2015, Volume 77, Number 3
  • President’s Statement: Expanding the Honey Creek Vision - Kim Kreitinger
  • From the Editors’ Desk - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Wildlife Mitigation Plan State Hwy 49, Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin - Marcel P. Juijser and James S. Begley
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • The Fall Season: 2014 - Bob Domagalski
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Fall 2014 - Quentin Yoerger
  • “By the Wayside” - Fall 2014
  • A Rare and Welcome Visitor - Cynthia Bridge
  • About the Artists
  • Notes and Announcements

Winter 2015, Volume 77, Number 4
  • President’s Statement: Advancing Research, One Project at a Time - Kim Kreitinger
  • 2014-2015 WGLBBO Waterbird Watch - Annual Summary Report - Calvin G. Brennan, Willian P. Mueller, Bryan Lenz and Michael U. Scholtfeldt
  • The Winter Season: 2014-2015 - Ted Keyel
  • WSO Awards Andy Paulios
  • “By the Wayside” Winter 2014-2015
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • A Tribute on a Monument to the Pigeon - B.J. Hollars
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Winter 2014-2015 - Quentin Yoerger
  • Report of the Annual Meeting, 23 May 2015
  • In Memorium: Dr. Thomas Kay Soulen
  • About the Artists
  • Index to Volume 77

2014

Spring 2014, Volume 76, Number 1
  • President’s Statement: It’s Time to Support Our Passion Financially - Carl Schwartz
  • From the Editors’ Desk - Bettie and Neil Harriman
  • WSO: The Last 25 Years - Carl Schwartz
  • WSO: The First Fifty Years - Samuel D. Robbins
  • The Passenger Pigeon and The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology in 2014 - Stanley A. Temple
  • An Except from A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction - Joel R. Greenberg
  • Short-eared Owl Abundance and Conservation Recommendations in Relationship to Site and Vegetative Characteristics, with Notes on Northern Harrier - Scott R. Swengel and Ann B. Swengel
  • Documenting Bufflehead Nesting at Horicon Marsh June 2013 - Jeff Bahls
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy J. Nabak
  • Wisconsin May Day Counts—2013 - Daniel Schneider
  • Fifty Years of Wisconsin Birding - Jim Frank
  • Convergent Tourists II - Michael Huebschen
  • Ground Foraging by Typically Aboreal Passerines during the Cold Spring of 2013 - Nicholas M. Anich
  • Lessons From the Seasons: Spring 2013 - Randy Hoffman
  • The Spring Season: 2013 - Andrea Szymczak
  • “By the Wayside”
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Spring 2013 - Quentin Yoerger
  • In Memoriam—Noel J. Cutright - Bettie and Neil Harriman
  • About the Artists - Thomas A Bennett, Alyssa DeRubeis, Sunil Gopalan, Davor Grgic, Dave Lund

Summer 2014, Volume 76, Number 2
  • President’s Statement: Many WSO Volunteers to Thank in a Time of Big Change - Carl Schwartz
  • From the Editors’ Desk: More Changes - Bettie and Neil Harriman
  • The Story of the Passenger Pigeon Monument - Stanley A. Temple
  • Aldo Leopold's Essay "On a Monument to the Pigeon" - Stanley A. Temple
  • Further Trends in the List of Wisconsin's Birds - Jim Frank
  • Changes in the Status, Distribution, and Abundance of American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) in Wisconsin, 1850-2013 - Sumner W. Matteson, William K. Volkert, Paul W. Rasmussen, Thomas Erdman, Jon M. Krapfl, Wendy S. Woyczik, Art Techlow, III, Michael L. Jones, and Charles D. Lovell
  • Timing of Sharp-shinned Hawk Fall Migration - Helmut C. Mueller, Nancy S. Mueller, and Daniel D. Berger
  • A Study of Bird and Bat Mortality at a Small Wind Turbine Facility during Fall and Spring Migration Seasons, 2010-2012 - James Knicklebine and Charles Sontag
  • Successful Nesting of Loggerhead Shrikes at Buena Vista Grasslands in Portage County, Wisconsin 2013 - Alyssa DeRubeis
  • Outside the Fence - MSN Airport: A Study of Goose/aircraft Strike Risk, Goose Flight Patterns, Heights, and Diurnal Timing - Philip C. Whitford
  • Wisconsin Big Day Counts: 2013 - Daniel Schneider
  • Swans in the Moonlight - Matt Kemp
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • “By the Wayside”
  • Lessons From the Seasons: Summer 2013 - Randy Hoffman
  • The Summer Season: 2013 - Randy Hoffman
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Summer 2013 - Quentin Yoerger
  • Book Review - Neil Harriman
  • About the Artists - Jack R. Bartholmai, Alyssa DeRubeis, Sunil Gopalan, Davor Grgic, Bob Larson, and Tom Uttech

Fall 2014, Volume 76, Number 3
  • President’s Statement: Please Meet the New President - Kim Kreitinger
  • From the Editors’ Desk: A Final Thank You - Bettie and Neil Harriman
  • Some Firsthand Accounts of the Passenger Pigeon in Wisconsin - Stanley A. Temple
  • Beneath the Surface of Sandhill Crane Behavior - Jeb Barzen and Andy Gossens
  • Divergent Kinship - Michael Huebschen
  • Assisted Nesting of the Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) in Wisconsin - Paul W. Schwalbe
  • The 2013 Wisconsin Christmas Bird Counts - Robert C. Domagalski
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • Lessons From the Seasons: Fall 2013 - Randy Hoffman
  • The Fall Season: 2013 - Robert C. Domagalski
  • “By the Wayside”
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Fall 2013 - Quentin Yoerger
  • Book Review - Neil Harriman
  • About the Artists - Stephen Fisher, David Franzen, Davor Grgic, David Kuecherer, and Dave Lund

Winter 2014, Volume 76, Number 4
  • President’s Statement: The Spirit of Volunteerism - Kim Kreitinger
  • From the Editors’ Desk - Chuck Heikkinen and Delia Unson
  • Resurrecting the Passenger Pigeon: Could We, Should We? - Stanley A. Temple and David E. Blockstein
  • Do We Yet Understand the Lessons of the Passenger Pigeon's Extinction? - Stanley A. Temple
  • The Winter Season: 2013-2014 - Ted Keyel
  • 50 Years Ago in The Passenger Pigeon - Nancy Nabak
  • A Passenger Pigeon in My Mother-in-Law's Attic - Thomas H. Nicholls
  • “By the Wayside” - Winter 2013-2014
  • WSO Records Committee Report: Winter 2013-2014 - Quentin Yoerger
  • WSO Awards - Andy Paulios
  • Report of the Annual Meeting, 17 May 2014
  • Wisconsin Society for Ornithology 2014-2020 Strategic Plan
  • Guidelines for Authors and Artists
  • About the Artists