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The Top 10 Reasons to join the ABA India Safari

In October of 2014, the ABA partnered with Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures to offer a new kind of event called the ABA South Africa Safari. That safari was such a resounding success we’re trying it again, but this time in India. Join us in February 2016 to search for Tigers, to behold the majestic Taj [read more…]

Let’s Bird the Olympic Peninsula!

A moody scene on Washington’s ethereal Olympic Peninsula (Photo © Jess Findlay)

We got Sooty Grouse on the brain. Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Black Turnstone. And Aplodontia. Well… maybe not Aplodontia. Nobody has Aplodontia on the brain. But still, it’d be cool to see one, and if you join your fellow ABA members this September 16-20 [read more…]

ABA Events: Bayou Birding & Cajun Cuisine IFO Program

The ABA’s Institute for Field Ornithology traces its origins back to 1983 and was created with the goal of offering novel opportunities for the study of birds. Our IFO programs combine field birding with an educational element to enrich your birding experience.

Dan Lane of FIELD GUIDES demonstrates proper crawfish-eating strategy.

From February 24th [read more…]

On Stringing…

(with apologies to “Pat Stringer”)

Never identify a bird unless you’re 100% positive. At least that’s the way I learned it. Then, as I learned more I kinda had to unlearn that. We identify a lot of birds based simply on percentages. A distant flock of dark ibises are doubtlessly Glossy in the East, but [read more…]

ABA Rally in Plymouth, Massachusetts – It was wicked birdy

On a stunningly gorgeous day at Provincetown on Cape Cod, Marshall Iliff (pointing) directs our attention just after a sighting of a young male King Eider. (Photo © Jeff Gordon)

The weather and the birding gods smiled on us for the 2014 ABA Birding Rally in Plymouth, Massachusetts. We had from the evening of [read more…]

The 2013 Snowy Owl Invasion: It’s getting crazier by the minute

Maybe you’ve heard…. There’s Snowy Owls around. A lot of them. They’re turning up on people’s houses, cars and tractors, all over the northeast and midwest. They’re getting into dust-ups with crows and Peregrines. It’s incredible! Check out the photo/video highlights below to enjoy some of the craziness thus far.

And if you want to [read more…]

THE TOP 10: Most Awesome Bird Names in the World

Birds are indeed dynamic beasts, and certain species stand out by virtue of their intriguing names. And in some cases the names are more colorful than the birds themselves. What follows is a distinctly subjective take on the most awesome bird names of species from around the globe. Please let us know your favorites and [read more…]

Last Chance for Early Bird Registration for Corpus Christi Convention!

We just wanted to alert you that tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 15th) is the final day during which you can take advantage of the discounted early bird registration for the 2014 ABA Convention in Corpus Christi!

The registration fee includes:

lodging for the nights of April 22 through April 26 (check-out 27th, includes breakfast on 27th) [read more…]

ABA Birding Rally in San Diego

We’ve just wrapped the sold-out ABA Birding Rally in San Diego. The highlights were many. See below for field trip summaries, and check out our slideshow of the San Diego Rally. A huge thanks to Eagle Optics, Rockjumper: Worldwide Birding Adventures, and Leica Sport Optics, and to the Californians that helped out, especially Gary Nunn, [read more…]

THE TOP 10: ABA Area Birds to be Reincarnated As

We’ve all thought about it. When our day of reckoning comes to pass, let’s say we have the option of coming back as a species of bird… Which one would you choose? There are some pretty interesting makes and models to choose from. Below are a couple of choice options.

10. Turkey Vulture

One of [read more…]

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