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Happy Thanksgiving from the ABA!


Not that birders need a specific day to think about birds, today, at least in the United States, is the one holiday on the calender that ostensibly promotes birds amongst the rest of the population.  Granted this appreciation is primarily gustatory in nature, but it's something. 

The ABA would like to with you and yours a happy and healthy day full of friends, family, and winter finches.



For those looking for some turkey-related reading this holiday, please head over to 10,000 Birds, where Greg Laden offers a fascinating overview of how this wild bird became domesticated and then wild again.  It's a good read.

Happy Holiday!

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Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog. A long-time member of the bird blogosphere, Nate has been writing about birds and birding at The Drinking Bird since 2007, but can also be found writing regularly at 10,000 Birds. In the non-digital world, he's an environmental educator and interpretive naturalist. He is also the author of Birding for the Curious. Nate lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children, who are not yet aware that they are being groomed to be birders.
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  • Robin Leong

    As one of your ABA board members, I would like to take this moment to thank all of our members. You are very important to us.

    I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Joyous holiday season with many birds. I hope you are doing a CBC.

  • Alan Wormington


    As a member residing in the northern half of the ABA Area, just thought I should inform you that Thanksgiving this year was not today, but was actually on October 8th!

  • http://www.xenospiza.com Michael Retter

    Alan, I believe that’s why the post specifically says, “at least in the United States”. Next October you should write a post about Canadian Thanksgiving.

  • Alan Wormington

    Michael, I was commenting on Robin Leong’s post. Please read it again very carefully!

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