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2015 Champions of the Flyway: American Dippers and Songbird Trapping

Each year, birders flock to Eilat, Israel to enjoy a migratory spectacle unlike any in the world. Millions of raptors stream over in mixed kettles funneling through as the migrate between Africa & Europe / Asia each spring and fall in flights that boggle the imagination. Keen-eyed observers have to separate 10 different species of [read more…]

Open Mic: Rich Stallcup’s Legacy Lives on at Point Reyes

At the Mic: Carolyn Longstreth

As many ABA members know, Rich Stallcup, of Marin County, California, was an outstanding naturalist, teacher and “extraordinary human,” who touched the lives of countless people. He played a pivotal role in the rise of birding as a national pastime—and especially the love of birds as a motive for conservation. [read more…]

ABA Duck Stamps, Help us Reach $15,000!

You may remember the ABA’s initiative to sell Duck Stamps through our offices as a way to make birders’ voices heard in a way that helps support the important Duck Stamp program.

Well, we’re excited to say that we’re currently 26 stamps short of 1000, and we’d love to close that gap very soon. 1000 [read more…]

Open Mic: Help Needed for Sundarbans Oil Spill Response

At the Mic: Mya-Rose Craig

I am a 12 year old British Bangladeshi birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. The oil spill in the Sundarbans, Bangladesh is a huge ecological disaster being ignored at home and abroad. This ruined landscape is close to my heart. If you have a heart, please help in any way you [read more…]

Support the ABA this Holiday Season

Today is Giving Tuesday, a movement created a few years ago to combat the overt commercialization of the holiday season. It’s a nice moment to step back and give back to the organizations that make a difference to you. Allow me to make a case as to why the American Birding Association is one of [read more…]

Call for 2014 ABA Award Nominations!

By ABA Board Awards Committee Chair Mike Bowen

The deadline for nominating your fellow members of the birding community for ABA Awards in 2015 is coming up quickly – in fact, by December 31, 2014.

Please read the criteria by which nominations will be judged very carefully then seriously consider nominating someone for an ABA [read more…]

Help Prevent Bird WIndow Collisions with The Bird and WIndows Project

Birds face many threats when they come into contact with urban populations. One of the leading causes of avian mortality in cities is window collisions. In Canada it is estimated 25 million birds are killed each year as a result of bird window collisions and the winter season, which large numbers of birds descend on [read more…]

Birders Can Speak Out on Sandy Hook, NJ, Building Proposal

The state of New Jersey does not want for great places to bird. From north to south (maybe especially south), the state has a birding pedigree far out of proportion with its small size. One of those great locations is undoubtedly Sandy Hook, the spit of stand that sticks out into New York Bay. Most [read more…]

Football Stadiums and Migrating Birds, Two Approaches

For the most part, there isn’t a ton of overlap between professional football and birds, except perhaps those Sundays in fall with the football fan birder has to make a difficult decision on what to focus their energies. That has changed of late, however, with the construction of a massive new stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, [read more…]

Hookpods to Prevent Albatross Deaths

Long-line fishing is known to be a significant source of mortality for many specifc of pelagic birds, most notably albatrosses. A British invention, the hookpod, has the potential to eliminate seabird deaths in pelagic long line fisheries. Hookpod Ltd (HPL) had a stand at International Birdfair over the weekend and received lots of enthusiastic support [read more…]

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