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Blog Birding #384

The long-term decline of aerial insectivorous birds is one of the more concerning bird conservation trends in North America and, indeed, around the world. At The AOS Publications Blog, see a summary of a recently published study seeks to figure out why Tree Swallows are declining in Canada.

Cox and her colleagues believe that increasingly [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: October 19, 2018

Continuing birds of note this week include the Golden-crowned Warbler (ABA Code 4) in Texas and the apparent return of the Sinaloa Wren (5) in Arizona, or at least the return of people seeking it out.

Oh, to be in Florida this week, which was not just rare bird central this week but hosted some [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: The Feminist Bird Club Story with Molly Adams

For many of us, birding is about community, and for retaining people in the hobby finding a group of people you like to bird with is as important as that first pair of binoculars or a field guide. Molly Adams of Brooklyn, New York, knows this more than most. In 2016 she founded the Feminist [read more…]

Blog Birding #383

The Cape May Bird Observatory’s new 21st century banding station is already seeing dividends. The researchers there are place geotrackers on some of the catches to see where they go and and how they use the landscape. David La Puma has more.

As of today, they have now been deployed on two resident species (Northern [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: October 12, 2018

Sorry for the delay in getting this ready. Hurricane Michael did a number on my town and we’ve been without power for nearly 24 hours now. Just finally getting some juice so I can finish this off. Thanks to Greg Neise for giving me a bit of a head start on this.

Anyway, it’s definitely [read more…]

#ABArare – Bahama Mockingbird – Florida

On October 10, Kyle Matera, Kenny Miller, and Marcello Gomes discovered an ABA Code 4 Bahama Mockingbird at Spanish River Park in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Photo: Kyle Matera/Macaulay Library

Spanish River Park is located east of Boca Raton, Florida, near the Gumbo LImbo Nature Center. From I-95 travel east on NW Spanish RIver [read more…]

#ABArare – Golden-crowned Warbler – Texas

Though it’s been present for almost 2 weeks now, I thought I’d mention this bird as it’s still sticking around. On September 26th, Angelina Vasquez discovered an ABA Code 4 Golden-crowned Warbler at Frontera Audubon Center in Hidalgo, Texas.

Frontera Audubon Center is a small urban preserve in Weslaco, Texas. The street address is [read more…]

Blog Birding #382

There may be no wild bird species that is more readily associated with human civilization than the plucky House Sparrow, and it turns out that their evolution was driven by humans in ways we are only now beginning to understand. More at

House sparrows are closely associated with humans and are found in [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: October 5, 2018

Noteworthy continuing rarities in the ABA Area include an update on the Sinaloa Wren (ABA Code 5) in Arizona, both Nazca Booby (4) and Blue-footed Booby (4) being seen in California, with another Blue-footed Booby sitting tight in Utah for another week, where it represents a 1st for that state. The Black-tailed Gull (4) in [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: Fall at Cape May with David La Puma

Few birders would dispute that Cape May, New Jersey, is among the continent’s most storied birding locations, both in terms of birding spectacles and its influence in North American birding culture. It feels like Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey Audubon’s Center for Bird research and education, has always been at the center of it [read more…]

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