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Rare Bird Alert: August 31, 2018

The northeast part of the continent continues to be the place to find Little Egret (4), with individuals continuing in Maine, Newfoundland, and one hopping back and forth between Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Zenaida Dove (5) is still being see in Florida, and after a long drought the Sinaloa Wren (5) in southeast Arizona [read more…]

#ABArare – Thick-billed Vireo – Florida

On August 23, Alberto Hernandez and Luis Gles discovered an ABA Code 4 Thick-billed Vireo at Bill Baggs State Park in Miami-Dade, Florida.

photo: Luis Gles via Macaulay Library

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (open 8 am to sundown; $4 entrance fee for single-occupant vehicle, $8 for vehicles with 2-8 occupants) is located [read more…]

ABA Checklist Committee Adds Black-backed Oriole to ABA Checklist

In recent weeks, members of the ABA Checklist Committee (CLC) added an additional species to the ABA Checklist, Black-backed Oriole, Icterus abeillei, based on a well-documented record in Pennsylvania in 2017, and subsequent reports from Massachusetts and Connecticut that are widely considered to be the same individual.

Full accounts for these and other decisions made [read more…]

Blog Birding #377

At Avian Hybrids, a fascinating look at hybridization of sharp-tailed sparrows by Jente Ottenburghs.

Hybridization can work as an evolutionary stimulus. For example by transferring beneficial genetic variants from one species to another. This process, adaptive introgression, has been described for numerous taxa, such as butterflies and snowshoe hares. However, examples in birds are [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 24, 2018

Noteworthy continuing birds in the ABA Area include a single Little Egret (ABA Code 4) that continues to cross back and forth between Rhode Island and Connecticut, and the Zenaida Dove (5) still being seen from time to time in south Florida.

New England continues to be the epicenter of late summer birding, highlighted by [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: Out There With the American Birding Expo with Bill Thompson III & Ben Lizdas

The American Birding Expo is returning to the Philadelphia area once more next month. Running from 21-23 September, it is billed as “the world of birding in one place” and with exhibitors from 6 continents that is a pretty fair description. Expo-runners, Bill Thompson III and Ben Lizdas join me to talk about the [read more…]

Blog Birding #376

Some fascinating insights on indigenous bird names by Jessica Gorzo at Avian Ecologist.

As I’ve been researching Indigenous bird names from what is currently known as North America, I’ve also been reading a book from a very different part of the world: Mount Bosavi, Papua New Guinea. It’s a musicology text, written by an [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 17, 2018

Little Egret (ABA Code 4) can still be seen in Maine and Rhode Island this week, and the Nazca Booby (4) in Ventura County, California, was seen this week, rounding out the continuing noteworthy ABA rarities this week.

Offshore birding in Massachusetts was about as good as it can get, as at least two Barolo [read more…]

Join the ABA in Thailand for Photography and Birding!

The American Birding Association, in partnership with Tropical Birding Tours, invites you to join the ABA Thailand ‘Birding with a Camera’ Tour. Thailand is one of the finest birding destinations on Earth and holds some of Asia’s coolest looking birds: glittering pheasants, gargantuan hornbills, luminous leafbirds, vivid sunbirds, and languid laughing-thrushes. This trip explores the [read more…]

ABA Checklist Committee adds Four More Species to ABA Checklist

In recent weeks, members of the ABA Checklist Committee (CLC) have added four additional species to the ABA Checklist. Three are vagrants from the Old World–Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka), Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus), and Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio). The fourth is a vagrant species from Middle America, Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga),

Full accounts for [read more…]

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