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American Birding Podcast

The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond. Join host Nate Swick every other Thursday for news and happenings, recent rarities, guests from around the birding world, and features of interest to every birder.
American Birding Podcast: Young Birders 2017

American Birding Podcast: Young Birders 2017

The next American Birding Podcast is out! The ABA has a long history of supporting young birders through our Young Birder of the Year competitions and the young birder camps in Colorado and Delaware, programs that have had real positive ...
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American Birding Podcast: Bird Conservation in Hawaii with Mike Parr

American Birding Podcast: Bird Conservation in Hawaii with Mike Parr

The next episode of the American Birding Podcast is out! Mike Parr is the new president of the American Bird Conservancy, one of the premier bird conservation organizations in the Americas. ABC has done a great deal of work supporting ...
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American Birding Podcast: LIVE from The Biggest Week - The Good Birders Panel

American Birding Podcast: LIVE from The Biggest Week – The Good Birders Panel

The newest episode of the American Birding Podcast is ready to go! The ABA was once again excited to have a presence at The Biggest Week in American Birding in northwest Ohio in 2017. At this year's festival, Houghton Mifflin ...
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American Birding Podcast: Jody Allair and the Great Canadian Birdathon

American Birding Podcast: Jody Allair and the Great Canadian Birdathon

The latest episode of the American Birding Podcast is out now! Bird Studies Canada is the premier bird conservation organization in Canada, and their annual Great Canadian Birdathon is a the world's oldest sponsored bird race. It's a great way ...
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American Birding Podcast: 2017 Splits and Lumps, The AOS Episode

American Birding Podcast: 2017 Splits and Lumps, The AOS Episode

The newest episode of the American Birding Podcast is out! Every year, birders look forward to the check-list supplement from the American Ornithological Society (formerly the American Ornithologists' Union), and this year is no exception. In fact, 2017 offers a ...
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American Birding Podcast: Kim Kaufman on The Biggest Week

American Birding Podcast: Kim Kaufman on The Biggest Week

The newest episode of American Birding Podcast is out this morning! The Biggest Week in American Birding is one of the biggest birding events on the calendar, and a wonderful opportunity for birders to make a difference while enjoying the ...
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American Birding Podcast: Nathan Pieplow and The Field Guide to Bird Sounds

American Birding Podcast: Nathan Pieplow and The Field Guide to Bird Sounds

The next episode of the American Birding Podcast is live! Nathan Pieplow's new field guide is a departure from the traditional book of bird images. It depicts images of bird sounds as spectrograms, showcasing the diversity of vocalizations in North ...
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American Birding Podcast: Jonathan Meyrav and Champions of the Flyway

The next episode of the American Birding Podcast has just been released! Bird-trapping and shooting are huge problems around the Mediterranean, which prompted Israeli birder Jonathan Meyrav to create the Champions of the Flyway, a 24 hour bird race in ...
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American Birding Podcast: Lang Elliott on Natural Soundscapes

The next episode of the American Birding Podcast is out! I'm joined by master bird recordist Lang Elliott as he talks about his new project, a sound-recording expedition to the western US.  Lang hopes to record in a wide variety ...
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American Birding Podcast 01-03: Drew Weber and Cornell’s Merlin App

The next episode of the American Birding Podcast is ready to go! With the incredible and ambitious Merlin app, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology claims to be able to identify your mystery bird photos. Project Manager Drew Weber joins Nate ...
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American Birding Podcast: The Big Big Year Episode

Episode 4 of the American Birding Podcast is live now and it's something of a special edition, a super-sized look at the major players in 2016's impressive Big Year attempts. I chatted with all four Big Year birders - Christian ...
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American Birding Podcast: Sophie Webb, 2017 ABA Bird of the Year Artist

The latest episode of the American Birding Podcast is ready to go, and this time it's all about our 2017 Bird of the Year, Ruddy Turnstone. I share a conversation I had with scientist, author, and 2017 BOY artist Sophie ...
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American Birding Podcast #2: Scott Somershoe on Prairie Bird Conservation

American Birding Podcast Episode 2 is available now! My guest this time around is Scott Somershoe, Land Bird Coordinator for the US Fish & Wildlife Service, whose recent work has him surveying populations of our 2016 Bird of the Year ...
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American Birding Podcast #1: Laura Kammermeier on Birding Travel

That's right! We have a podcast. The ABA is jumping into the podcast pond with our first episode of the American Birding Podcast, hosted by yours truly but featuring a number of ABA staff and friends. We hope you will ...
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