This online publication of the index to the first 22 years of Ontario Birds should help the user to look up articles, either by author or by keyword. You can use the search facilities of either HTML or Microsoft Word to search through the text for a specific topic or author. The HTML versions load more quickly than the Word documents. The Introduction gives important explanations about the text.
This Index was compiled by David Cattrall.
Acknowledgments: I am very grateful to Beverley Porter for her valuable advice and assistance. Thanks to Bill Crins, Ron Pittaway, Ron Tozer, and Jean Iron, OFO President, who reviewed earlier drafts and provided editorial advice. Thanks also to Bill Walker, who began the index.
Conventions Used in the Index
The following conventions have been chosen with the overall goal of making this index valuable, readable, and enjoyable to use and maintain.
10(3):11-15 = Volume 10 Number 3 Pages 11 to 15
Author Index: All authors are shown separately, using the form of their name first used. Material with multiple authors is indexed under each author, but not cross-referenced.
Keyword Index: Keywords are grouped within two sections:
Bird Groups: These are the groupings used in the most recently issued Field Checklist of Ontario Birds published by the Ontario Field Ornithologists, updated to reflect the changes in nomenclature and sequence in the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds and its supplements.
Other: Keywords have been selected by the compiler in an attempt to reflect the way readers will find most useful.
Types of Material
Note: all indices are sorted chronologically within type of material.
Photo Quiz: Referenced by the location of the answers.
Corrections: These are indexed the same as the original material and include a reference to the original material's location.
Letters to the Editor: Many letters contain substantive material or commentary. Therefore, most letters are indexed by subject and author. Where a letter refers to a previously published article it is indexed the same as the original material.
Excluded Material: Advertisements, announcements, and similar items are excluded.