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Two Days Left to Get Your ABA 2015 Bird of the Year T-shirt!

The time to place your order for the 2015 Bird of the Year Limited Edition T-shirt featuring the Green Heron and designed by Paul Riss and Rachel Riorden of PRBY Apparel is coming to a close. In fact, you only have until TOMORROW July 19 to place an order! So don’t delay! Get one here!


In the realm of unexpected photos of our bird of the year, Ryan Jones of of northern Illinois found the following bird on the Fermilab campus during his lunch break. It’s evidently a leucistic or some such pigment-challenged Green Heron, but a striking bird in any case. It’s certainly perhaps the most remarkable Green Heron I’ve ever seen.

GRHE leuk

GRHE leuk 2

For more great photos of our Bird of the Year, see the article A Biologist’s Love Affair with Buterides virescens, from the most recent issue of Birding magazine, but available for free here.

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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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