The Raven

VSO's The Raven Banner.VSO logoWith financial assistance from the Virginia Society of Ornithology, the Center for Conservation Biology has completed a digital library of all issues of The Raven. The digital library includes text-searchable, pdf versions of 76 volumes of The Raven from 1930 through 2005. This includes 510 individual issues and a total of 7,037 text pages.

The Raven is more than the scientific journal of the Virginia Society of Ornithology, it chronicles the birds of the state, what is known about these birds and the history of the organization from its beginnings in 1930 to the present. It is our hope that this fantastic resource will lead to greater exploration and protection of birds in our region.

Below are links The Raven pdf issues, arranged by decade, from 1930 to 2005. Please be patient waiting for each pdf file to load, as they are large image files (some up to 85 MB). Click here to download an updated free version of Adobe.

Click on the year to download The Raven pdf.
1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
1932 1942 1952 1962 1972 1982 1992 2002
1933 1943 1953 1963 1973 1983 1993 2003
1934 1944 1954 1964 1974 1984 1994 2004
1935 1945 1955 1965 1975 1985 1995 2005
1936 1946 1956 1966 1976 1986 1996
1937 1947 1957 1967 1977 1987 1997
1938 1948 1958 1968 1978 1988 1998
1939 1949 1959 1969 1979 1989 1999