The Wilson Ornithological Society

Edwards Prize


The Edwards Prize is awarded by the Editor for the best major article in each volume of The Wilson Journal of Ornithology (beginning with volume 118) or, formerly, The Wilson Bulletin.

The Prize is named in memory of Ernest P. "Buck" Edwards (1919 - 2011). Dr. Edwards taught ornithology, ecology and field natural history at the University of Kentucky, at the University of the Pacific, and in the Department of Biology at Sweet Briar College (1965 - 1990). He also served as associate director of the Houston Museum of Natural History. He published several books, including Finding Birds in Mexico and Birds of Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park - A Field Guide.

Dr. Edwards proposed the original Best Paper Prize, first awarded by WOS in 1970, and provided inital supporting funds. Today, the Edwards Prize consists of a plaque presented at the annual meeting following completion of each volume of the journal.
Year Volume Author(s) Title
2013 125 Donald Kroodsma, Debra Hamilton, Julio E. Sánchez, Bruce E. Byers, Hernán Fandiño-Mariño, David W. Stemple, Jill M. Trainer, and George V. N. Powell Behavioral evidence for song learning In the suboscine bellbirds (Procnias spp.; Cotingidae). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:1-14
2012 124 Storrs L. Olson History, structure, evolution, behavior, distribution, and ecology of the extinct Hawaiian genus Ciridops (Fringillidae, Carduelini, Drepanidini). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:651-674
2011 123 Morton L. Isler and Bret M. Whitney Species limits in antbirds (Thamnophilidae): the Scale-backed Antbird (Willisornis poecilinotus) complex. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:1-14
2010 122 Robb S. A. Kaler, Steve E. Ebbert, Clait E. Braun, and Brett K. Sandercock Demography of a reintroduced population of Evermann's Rock Ptarmigan in the Aleutian Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:1-14
2009 121 W. Andrew Cox and Thomas E. Martin Breeding biology of the Three-striped Warbler in Venezuela: a contrast between tropical and temperate parulids. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:667-678
2008 120 Kevin Winker and Gary R. Graves Genetic structure of breeding and wintering populations of Swainson's Warbler. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:433-445
2007 119 James A. Cox and Gary L. Slater Cooperative breeding in the Brown-headed Nuthatch. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:1-8
2006 118 Cynthia A. Staicer, Victoria Ingalls, and Thomas W. Sherry Singing Behavior varies with Breeding Status of American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118:439-451
2005 117 J. Daniel Lambert, Kent P. McFarland, Christopher C. Rimmer, Steven D. Faccio, and Jonathan L. Atwood A practical model of Bicknell's Thrush distribution in the Northeastern United States. Wilson Bulletin 117:1-11
2004 116 Carolyn B. Meyer, Sherri L. Miller, and C. John Ralph Stand-scale habitat associations across a large geographic region of an old-growth specialist, the Marbled Murrelet. Wilson Bulletin 116:197-210
2003 115 Julie C. Hagelin A field study of ornaments, body size, and mating behavior of the Gambel's Quail. Wilson Bulletin 115: 246-257
2002 114 Karl E. Miller Nesting success of the Great Crested Flycatcher in nest boxes and in tree cavities: are nest boxes safer from nest predation? Wilson Bulletin 114:179-185
2001 113 E. Hank Taliaferro, Richard T. Holmes, and Joel D. Blum Eggshell characteristics and calcium demands on a migratory songbird breeding in two New England forests. Wilson Bulletin 113: 94-100
2000 112 Jessica R. Young, Clait E. Braun, Sara J. Oyler-McCance, Jerry W. Hupp, and Tom W. Quinn A new species of Sage-Grouse (Phasianidae: Centrocercus) from southwestern Colorado Wilson Bulletin. 112: 445-453
1999 111 J. Christopher Haney Testing behavioral evolution in response to ecological change in the Village Weaverbird. Wilson Bulletin 111: 89-99
1998 110 Sheila Conant, H. Douglas Pratt, and Robert J. Schallenberger Reflections on a 1975 expedition to the lost world of the Alaka'i and other notes on the natural history, semantics, and conservation of Kaua'i birds. Wilson Bulletin 110: 1-22
1997 109 Richard H. Yahner Long-term dynamics of bird communities in a managed forested landscape. Wilson Bulletin 109: 595-613
1996 108 Larry Clark
1995 107 Mary H. Clench and John R. Mathias
1994 106 Bret M. Whitney
1993 105 Steven L. Lima
1992 104 Michael A. Schroeder and Clait E. Braun
1991 103 Norman P. Hill and John M. Hagan III
1990 102 Keith L. Bildstein, William Post, James Johnston, and Peter Frederick
1989 101 David E. Blockstein
1988 100 Mark A. Colwell and Lewis W. Oring
1987 99 Peter W. Hicklin
1986 98 John S. Warriner, Jane C. Warriner, Gary W. Page, and Lynne E. Stenzel
1985 97 Frances Hamerstrom, Frederick N. Hamerstrom, and Charles J. Burke
1984 96 Janice M. Sprenkle and Charles R. Blem
1983 95 Peter M. Fedderolf

John L. Zimmerman

1982 94 Thomas D. Nudds

Charles G. Sibley and Jon E. Ahlquist

1981 93 C. John Ralph

Peter G. Merritt

1980 92 M. Ross Lein

James F. Wittenberger

1979 91 Ellen R. Ketterson

Charles R. Brown

1978 90 Glen E. Woolfenden

David E. Ainley, Robert C. Wood, and William J. L. Sladen

1977 89 Richard Brewer and Lynda Swander

Wayne C. Weber and John B. Theberge

1976 88 Glen L. Fox

Douglas W. Mock

1975 87 S. T. Emlem, J. D. Rising, and W. L. Thompson

A. J. Wiseman

1974 86 William E. Southern

Rodman Ward and Dorcas A. Ward

1973 85 Joseph R. Jehl Jr.

Storrs L. Olson

1972 84 Ralph W. Schreiber and Robert W. Risebrough

Russell P. Balda, Gary C. Bateman, and Gene F. Foster

1971 83 Frances C. James

Anthony J. Erskine

1970 82 William A. Maher

John P. Ryder

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