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Genesis: How the Gay Birders of North America Came to Be

I think very few birders would disagree that when we seek out to bird with others, it is to share in the joy of birds. Whether intended or not, along the way we build a sense of community. In order to appreciate that joy to its fullest, we shouldn’t have to worry about who we [read more…]

2016 AOU Supplement is Out!

Every summer, birders anxiously await publication of the “Check-list Supplement” by the American Ornithologists’ Union’s Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds (NACC). The supplement details revisions to the NACC’s Check-list. Below is a brief rundown of those changes. (You can read the Supplement here, and you can read the committee [read more…]

Birders Making a Difference in National Wildlife Refuges

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community features an article written by Jason A. Crotty called “Birders Making a Difference in National Wildlife Refuges”. With the article, Jason explains how volunteers–including many birders–are essential to the everyday and continued functioning of the U.S.’s national wildlife refuge system.

Jason’s article is accessible online [read more…]

“Conservation Milestones”, v. 2016

One of the most exciting parts of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community is “Conservation Milestones“, a place where birders like you can share their personal accomplishments in the realms of environmental education and conservation. Noah Strycker did a wonderful job working with the contributors to compile an engaging and inspiring compendium, but he needed [read more…]

Securing a Future for Kirtland’s Warbler

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community features an article written by Bill Rapai called “Connecting Community with Conservation to Secure a Future for Kirtland’s Warbler”. With the article, Bill explains how the Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance is working with local communities–such as through its Jack Pine Planting Day–to increase [read more…]

Nest Attentiveness

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community features an article written by Tiffany Kersten called “Nest Attentiveness: Brooding and Fledging Young Birders”. Within, Tiffany explains why she believes cultivating the next generation of birders–such as via the ABA’s Youth Birding Program–is so important.

It’s a belief the ABA is staunchly supportive of, [read more…]

Conservation and Community in Northern Mexico

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community features an article written by Jennie Duberstein called “Conservation and Community in Northern Mexico”. Many people know Jennie from her work with ABA’s Youth Birding program, but she spends much of her time working in northern Mexico with the Sonoran Join Venture, a cooperative, regional [read more…]

SNEAK PEEK! Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community, 2016

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community is at the printers. American Birding Association members should find it in their mailboxes in the next couple weeks. But you don’t have to wait until then to see what’s inside. You can see the entirety of this issue of Birder’s Guide right now. [read more…]

Moving forward: increasing female leadership in birding

A recent study of 7,505 high school students found that simply discussing the issue of sexism had a measurable positive effect on the problem by making people aware that it existed. Fortuitously, Birder’s Guide had just asked a variety of birders to share their thoughts about women in birding! In this issue of Birder’s Guide [read more…]

Birding on Budgeted Time in Seattle

If you ever find yourself in Seattle with a little (or a lot of) time to go birding, then local birder Brendan McGarry has got some great advice for you. His article, “Birding on Budgeted Time in Seattle“, offers concise descriptions of (and which birds you can find at) some of the city’s best birding [read more…]

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