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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…]

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…]

ABA Checklist Committee adds Four Species to ABA Checklist

In recent weeks, members of the ABA Checklist Committee (CLC) have added four species to the ABA Checklist. Three species are vagrants from the Old World are River Warbler (Locustella fluviatilis), Thick-billed Warbler (Iduna aedon), and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). The fourth is a non-native species established in Hawaii, Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).

Full accounts [read more…]

Travel with the ABA in 2018!

The ABA has a full schedule of events planned for 2018 and beyond. Come and join us for amazing birding and great fellowship with fellow ABA members at sites around the ABA Area and world.

We have some events in the near future that have some spots available for birders who are willing and able [read more…]

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