Welcome to SORA, the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive

SORA is the world's first and largest open access ornithological publications archive. This resource is the product of collaborations between the American Ornithologists Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Wilson Ornithological Society and the University of New Mexico Libraries. SORA provides access to an extensive library of ornithological literature of international scope, and detailed material documenting the history of ornithology in North America over the last 120 years.


You do not need an account to browse and search through journal titles, or to download individual articles as PDF files.  Use the links on the left to browse specific journals, or fill in the search form on the right to find specific information.


UNM University Libraries
SORA was developed and is hosted by the University of New Mexico Libraries

SORA Site Redesign March 2018

The Searchable Ornithological Research Archive is getting a redesign! You may already be viewing the new design as you are reading this message. We wanted to give the site a new look to tie it in with UNM's new logo and branding. Let us know what you think!

We're also glad to welcome many new publications to the site!

Single Species and Multi-Species Reports now available from Hawks Aloft

Bird Observer, Volumes 1 through 43, being added in March and April

Six historical issues of American Birds, donated by a patron, in process

Cleveland Bird Calendar Volumes 100 through 104, in process


New materials added in 2018 for:

Eastern Bird Banding Association

Florida Field Naturalist

North American Bird Bander

Ontario Birds

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