Tony Fitzpatrick

Enjoy this celebration of birding with great food, music, and art while helping the ABA help birds and birders!

At this afternoon party, we will announce the species, and unveil the painting of the 2020 ABA Bird of the Year, by Chicago icon and prominent American artist Tony Fitzpatrick.

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Announcing the 2015 ABA Bird of the Year! / ¡Presentando al ABA Ave del Año del 2015!

We bid a fond farewell to our friend the Rufous Hummingbird, and turn our eyes towards 2015’s standard bearer, a bird both beautiful and fascinating. We leave it to 2015 Bird of the Year Artist Rafael Galvez to do the honors.

For more on 2015’s Bird of the Year, see the official Bird of the Year website here!


Nos despedimos con cariño de nuestro amigo el Colibrí Rufo, y volvemos nuestros ojos hacia el abanderado del 2015, un pájaro hermoso y fascinante. Dejamos al Artista del Ave del Año 2015, Rafael Gálvez, a hacer los honores.

Para más información sobre el Ave del Año 2015,  ¡vean la página oficial aquí!

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Nate Swick

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.
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