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2019 ABA Bird of the Year T-Shirts Available NOW!

You’ve seen the 2019 Bird of the Year artwork by Megan Massa, and the Birding cover inspired by that artwork. You’ve even heard the podcast interview introducing that Red-billed Tropicbird as 2019 Bird of the Year.

Now get the T-SHIRT!

Our limited edition 2019 Bird of the Year T-shirt, designed by Rachel Riorden and ABA [read more…]

Amazing Milestone for Guy McCaskie

How many bird species are on the official list of your state or province? If you’re an ABA member, there’s a decent chance that total is somewhat less than 500. Okay, now how many species have been reported from your county? There are a tiny handful of outliers, but the vast majority of U.S. and [read more…]

Watch Bill Thompson III receive the ABA’s Roger Tory Peterson Award for Promoting the Cause of Birding

ABA President Jeffrey Gordon (l) and Vice-Chair Julie Davis (r) present Bill Thompson III (c) with the ABA Roger Tory Peterson Award

Earlier this year, Bill Thompson III was presented with the ABA’s Roger Tory Peterson Award for Promoting the Cause of Birding in recognition of his lifetime of service and contributions. The [read more…]

Will You Be the 2020 ABA Young Birder of the Year?

Do you never leave the house without your binoculars? Even indoors, are birds always on your mind? How would you like to stretch and grow your birding skills under the guidance of some of the most respected birders in North America and have a lot of fun in the process? If you are age 10 [read more…]

Announcing “Celebrations” – a new name for a well-loved column

In your April issue of Birding, you may notice that some changes are afoot. One of those changes is mine to explain. Starting in this issue, “Milestones” will now be called “Celebrations.” Don’t worry; “Celebrations” will have the same great content as always. In fact, this change was inspired by that great content, and how [read more…]

A Dozen Things You Can Do to Celebrate Bill Thompson III

 

These are my friend Bill Thompson III’s shoes. Actually, this is just the tip of his footwear iceberg—he owned and wore a lot of shoes. I photographed these as they sat by his front door the day after I, along with members of his family, watched him fly free of his cancer-ravaged body. [read more…]

Join the ABA Before January 31! Get FREE Stuff!

We’re getting ready to send out the February 2019 issue of Birding magazine, also known as “the one with the stickers”. There’s no better time to join the ABA if you’d like to get some sweet BOY 2019 stickers to display on your phone, your binoculars, or whatever you think might benefit from a little [read more…]

Announcing the 2018 ABA Awards Recipients

In 2018, the ABA Board of Directors selected four individuals to receive ABA Awards. You can read more about each of the recipients in the October 2018 issue of Birding magazine, but we would like to share them here as well, as these exceptional members of the birding community deserve the admiration and thanks of [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…]

Announcement of the ABA Annual Meeting

In accordance with the bylaws of the American Birding Association, the Board of Directors has set the date for the next Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association for Saturday, September 22, 2018. Time and place are 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the American Birding Expo, to be held at the Greater [read more…]