Just in time for the holidays, the American Birding Association is proud to partner with Thanksgiving Coffee Company to bring you Song Bird Coffee!
Song Bird Coffee is delicious, high-quality coffee grown on small farms throughout Central and South America that have been certified as Bird-Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. This coffee is grown under the most stringent environmental standards of any certification program and is also required to be certified organic.
When you see the Smithsonian Bird-Friendly seal, you know that the coffee was grown with biodiversity and sustainability as the very top priorities.
Choose from four delicious blends at our website, and know that your purchase not only helps to support the ABA and our partners at Thanksgiving Coffee, but also so many of our neotropical migrants which spend the majority of their year in the places where this coffee is grown.
The December 2016 Birding is winging its way to ABA members right now. While we wait for the mail to arrive, let’s take a look at the featured photo in the December issue. Here goes:
This mystery bird was photographed in Ohio in early October. Analysis of the photo appears in the December 2016 issue of Birding magazine.
This is a nice photo showing many field marks. But what’s missing? What are some things you’d like to be able to see (or otherwise sense) that aren’t shown in the photo?
In this season of bird feeding it’s important to remember the obligation we owe to our feathered tenants, to keep the feeders clean to limit the spread of disease. Ron Dudley at Feathered Photography offers some illustrative reasons for doing so.
Several years ago when I was new to bird photography I would often practice [read more…]
As 2016 draws ever closer to its close, the birding continues to be productive, in so far as a number of ABA Area rarities are continuing. Perhaps the story of this year has to do with the high quality rarities that have stuck around for so long in so many cases. It’s that sort of [read more…]
Because of your support, 2016 has been a wonderful year for the American Birding Association. We’ve seen continuing growth and gains in our membership, in our programs, and in our reputation and influence as a community.
If you’re proud of the progress we’ve made together and you want to see it continue, then I urge [read more…]
Go to the gift shop at your local nature center and check out the section with journals, planners, and calendars. Pull one off the display, flip through the pages, and you’ll come upon the inevitable quotes by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Aldo Leopold. And this one from William Shakespeare: “One touch of nature [read more…]
The ABA Blog has been in existence for almost 7 years, and there’s a lot of good content back in the archives that deserves an audience now that it might not have received way back when. So, semi-regularly we will bring some of that stuff back. Here’s one by Ted Floyd in this season of [read more…]
Our time in nature is wonderful for the birds we enjoy, but also for the fellow travelers we meet, as Justin Cale reflects at Notes from the Wildside.
I continued my walk down the wide path that would eventually become the wall of a dam. Breathing in deeply, I couldn’t help but smile as I [read more…]
We joke every year that November is better called “Novem-bird” (or, at least *I* do) because of the high quality and numbers of rarities that are found throughout the ABA Area in this month. This November started a bit lighter than in years past, but the last half has been exceptional. This week is no [read more…]
The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Gear is now being printed. That means that, if you’re an ABA member, you should find it in your mailbox in the next couple weeks. But you don’t have to wait until then to see what’s inside. And neither do non-members. You can see the entirety of [read more…]