The journal was published 1962–1981, ending with volume 19.
In 1982 the magazine The Living Bird Quarterly replaced the The Living Bird. Volume numbering began anew in summer 1982. The magazine was published quarterly through volume 10 number 3 (summer 1991). Starting with volume 10 number 4 (autumn 1991), the magazine adopted the name Living Bird. According to their website, the original annual The Living Bird may appear irregularly in the future.