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#ABArare – Asian Brown Flycatcher – Alaska

Things are beginning to get exciting in western Alaska with a handful of noteworthy birds hitting Rare Bird Alerts in the last couple weeks, highlighted by the ABA Areas 5th record of the Code 5 Asian Brown Flycatcher at Gambell yesterday (9/3) found by Aaron Lang.

Asian Brown Flycatcher is a common East Asian [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: September 1, 2017

The weather scene in North America was dominated this week by the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, a massively powerful and incredibly wet storm whose impact on the Texas Gulf Coast is going to take a long time to fully realize. Alongside that low, both meteorological and emotional, came the first serious movements of fall migrants [read more…]

#ABArare – Swallow-tailed Gull – Washington

On August 31, 2017, Ryan Merrill discovered an ABA Code 5 Swallow-tailed Gull, an adult bird, at Carkeek Park in Seattle, Washington. Pending acceptance this is a 3rd record for the ABA Area, and the 1st for Washington.

Photo: Ryan Merrill

Carkeek Park is in northwest Seattle. Birders can enter from 3rd Avenue NW [read more…]

Global Rescue’s Digital Security Tips for Travelers

Birders travel more than most, and it’s often that we find ourselves in out of the way locations in search of birding and nature opportunities. More, an increasing number of us bring along our electronic devices so that we can correspond with friends back home, edit and post photos, make on the fly travel arrangements, [read more…]

Blog Birding #334

How do birders process the birds that they see? How do our brains go from stimulus to identification and where can it get tripped up. These are questions Jennifer Gorka seeks to answer, or at least, to think about.

Here’s a cross-disciplinary thought about how we identify birds: we seem to wrestle between bottom-up and [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 25, 2017

Our cadre of continuing ABA Rarities continue to shift as the fall migration begins in earnest in mid-August. The Little Stint (ABA Code 4) in Massachusetts has stuck around into this week, as has the Blue-footed Booby (4) in California. The Common Crane (4) in Arizona continues to be the strangest long-staying individual, and the [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: The Secret Life of Rails with Auriel Fournier

Rails are a mysterious and enigmatic family, often requiring and rewarding effort. Researcher Auriel Fournier knows that more than most, and her work with rails in Missouri has shed some light on how these birds migrate and how they use the landscape when they do. Auriel joins me to talk Rallidae and STEM outreach [read more…]

Blog Birding #333

We certainly have a good idea of what an eclipse looks like, but do we know what one *sounds* like? Cornell researchers tried to find out in 1963, Marc Devokaitis at All About Birds tells the tale.

“The eclipse does not influence many of the factors which affect bird song such as time of year [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 18 2017

The familiar birds we’ve been noting in the space for the better part of the summer – the Tufted Flycatcher (ABA Code 5), Flame-colored Tanager (4), and Common Crane (4) in Arizona, Blue-footed Booby (4) in California, and Black-faced Grassquit (4) in Florida – are continuing this week. They are joined by a new suite [read more…]

ABA President Jeffrey Gordon at the Protect Santa Ana Protest March

ABA President Jeffrey Gordon was on the ground this past weekend as part of a diverse coalition of local groups and environmental organizations protesting the proposed border wall at Santa Ana NWR, culminating with a march at the refuge on Sunday, August 13.

Being the social media savvy individual that he is, Jeff shared a [read more…]

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