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Presenting the ABA Nighthawk

This image has been kicking around on the ABA’s Facebook profilesfor the last week, but it certainly deserves wider exposure.  Soon after Bird of the Year coordinator Robert Mortensen released his really fun announcement video, he put his photoshopping skills to good use to create a Richard Crossley-style field guide plate acting as the 2013’s BOY, the Common Nighthawk.

The result, a moment of true birding brilliance.

CONI Mortenson

 

As you can see, we’re pretty excited about the Common Nighthawk here at the ABA, and we hope you are too.

Just like last year, we’ll shortly be announcing the start of a Multimedia Art Contest wherein you can send us your most creative Common Nighthawk photos, artwork, songs, poetry and prose.  But take note, our Bird of the Year coordinator has set the bar very high, indeed.

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Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
  • Jeff Gordon gets credit for the idea of the Crossley-style plate of the Nighthawk dude. We do get carried away sometimes in our excitement for the ABA Bird of the Year!

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