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Where to Watch the Wheatears this Weekend

At the time this post publishes, the ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears are gathering in Eilat, Israel, for the Champions of the Flyway competition.

The first few days will consist of scouting the playing field, getting familiar with the species of the eastern Mediterranean, and fraternizing with fellow competitors from around the world, with the actual competition to be held on Sunday, March 25.

The competition runs from midnight to midnight, and due to the time zone differences, the actual start time of the competition is in the evening on March 24th, EDT, so followers in the US and Canada will be able to keep up for a time before catching back up the morning of March 26th (mid-day or so in Israel).

Where, you might be asking, can one follow along with the wheatears? We can help you.

Make sure to follow the ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears on Facebook and Twitter.

I will also be there, so make sure the ABA is in your sights as well, both on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also follow each of the team members – Marky, Johanna, and Aidan – individually if you like.

So now you have no excuse! And if you’d like, you can still donate to the Wheatears, who who have just passed their goal but are excited to go above and beyond it, at their Just Giving page.

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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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