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ICYMI: THE Top 10: Reasons to make Hawaii part of the ABA Area

Editor’s Note: The discussion regarding the addition of Hawaii to the ABA Area is ongoing, and we encourage ABA members to make their views known by filling out a proxy ballot answering this question. We hope you have also seen the August 2016 issue of Birding magazine. To continue that conversation, here’s a piece from [read more…]

The Third Cardinal: El Rey de la Guajira

The Northern Colombia Birding Trail


It has been said of our Northern Cardinal (was it Scott Weidensaul?), that if it only occurred on a single exotic, remote mountaintop, that birders from around the world would make pilgrimages to behold its beauty. As it stands, however, the Northern Cardinal is one of the most common [read more…]

The ABA India Safari – Tigers & Taj behind us, and Penguins ahead!

Ellen, Mike and Rachel locate a Bengal Tiger! The ABA teamed up again with Rockjumper Birding Tours to bring members together for the India Safari.

India is unique. It defies easy summary. A sea of humanity and a land of stark contrasts, it overwhelms. At times characterized as an assault on the senses (with [read more…]

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…]

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