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2014 State of the Birds Report

One hundred years after the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, the nation’s top bird scientists from conservation groups and agencies have come together again to publish the fifth State of the Birds report. [read more…]

2014 Camp Colorado

July 4, 2014: 10:00 am. I’ve just picked up my rental car at the airport in Denver and am driving by Barr Lake State Park. I’ve arrived a few days early to do some pre-camp scouting in preparation for the ABA’s Camp Colorado. I’m not 10 minutes from the airport when I spot a Swainson’s [read more…]

Wetlands, Watersheds, and Whooping Cranes: Wetland Habitat Restoration in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska

The Whooping Crane (Grus americana) remains one of the most imperiled species in the United States. This Endangered species once ranged throughout the plains and prairies of central North America. It bred in central Canada and the north-central United States and wintered on the Gulf Coast, parts of the Atlantic coast, and as far south [read more…]

The Field Notes Dilemma: Apps or Paper?

Are birding apps increasing convenience while decreasing the capture of important natural history details? [read more…]

Announcing the 2014 Young Birders of the Year!

The ABA is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 Young Birder of the Year Contest! Fifteen-year-old Alec Wyatt from Colorado Springs, Colorado and thirteen-year-old Chloe Walker from Murfeesboro, Tennessee took top honors and will receive the grand prize of a Leica Trinovid binocular courtesy of Leica Sport Optics, ABA’s Legacy Sponsor. [read more…]

Project SNOWstorm!

I saw my first (and so far only) Snowy Owl in December 2011, at Montrose Harbor on the Chicago lakefront. I happened to be in town for Christmas and was able to convince a few family members to make the trek into the city with me to look for the bird. [read more…]

2013 Young Birder Gift Guide

Still looking for a great present for the young birder in your life? I recently asked a group of young birders what they had on their wish lists this year. Read on to see what they had to say, as well as see some of my favorite things.

Books

I think you’d be hard-pressed to [read more…]

Red Knot conservation: lend your voice to the effort!

by Mike Hudson

I bet a lot of you have heard of the Red Knot—you are birders, after all! But how many of you know that the east coast subspecies, rufa, is endangered? Whether you knew already or not, keep reading! Not only is the Red Knot’s a fascinating story, but there is also a [read more…]

2013 Camp Colorado: The Experience of a Lifetime

Young birder Sam Brunson offers his thoughts on the ABA’s Camp Colorado, which just wrapped up a couple weeks ago. [read more…]

The State of the Birds 2013: Report on Private Lands in the U.S.

Yesterday afternoon the 2013 U.S. State of the Birds Report was released, the nation’s first review of bird distribution and conservation opportunities on private lands. [read more…]

American Birding Podcast
Birders know well that the healthiest, most dynamic choruses contain many different voices. The birding community encompasses a wide variety of interests, talents, and convictions. All are welcome.
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    One of the challenges in talking about climate change is the disconnect that people feel when hearing about things like sea level rise and their daily lives. Birders, young and old, can play a major role in bridging this gap. […]
  • Meet Teodelina Martelli, 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year May 26, 2018 2:27
    Meet Teodelina Martelli, a 17-year-old homeschooled birder living in Thousand Oaks, California and one of the 2018 ABA Young Birders of the Year. […]
  • Meet Adam Dhalla, 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year March 27, 2018 5:42
    Meet 12-year-old Adam Dhalla from Coquitlam, British Columbia, one of the 2018 Young Birders of the Year! Want to learn more about how you could be the next Young Birder of the Year? Registration is open for the 2019 contest now! ——– Q: Were you a birder before you started the ABA Young […]

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