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SNEAK PEEK! Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community, 2016

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community is at the printers. American Birding Association members should find it in their mailboxes in the next couple weeks. But you don’t have to wait until then to see what’s inside. You can see the entirety of this issue of Birder’s Guide right now. [read more…]

Learning and Surviving in the Land of the Harpy Eagle

A review by Julia Zarankin

On a Wing and a Prayer: One Woman’s Adventure Into the Heart of the Rain Forest, by Sarah Woods

Bloomsbury, 2015

272 pages, $27—hardcover

ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14556

The problem with falling in love with wildlife, and with birds in particular, is the distressing accompanying narrative about the [read more…]

The Third Cardinal: El Rey de la Guajira

The Northern Colombia Birding Trail

 

It has been said of our Northern Cardinal (was it Scott Weidensaul?), that if it only occurred on a single exotic, remote mountaintop, that birders from around the world would make pilgrimages to behold its beauty. As it stands, however, the Northern Cardinal is one of the most common [read more…]

Texas’s Sky Islands

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel features an article written by Cameron Carver called “Texas’s Sky Islands“. Within, Cameron details the birds that make three isolated west Texas mountain ranges special. Explicit directions and detailed maps of the Chisos, Davis, and Guadalupe mountains will help you find the region’s most-desired birds should you [read more…]

Bird Like a Neotropical Pro

In last year’s Birder’s Guide to Gear, Kathi Borgmann offered some great advice on what to pack on a birding trip to Neotropics in “Gearing Up for a Neotropical Adventure“. In her follow-up article appearing in the 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel–“Bird Like a Neotropical Pro“–she outlines how to prepare for the trip [read more…]

2016 Pelagic Directory online now!

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel contains the ABA’s highly-praised Pelagic Directory. Here (on page 52) you’ll find a comprehensive list of the ABA Area’s pelagic trips, arranged by geography and date. You might also want to check out articles by Diana Doyle and Debi Shearwater from prior issues; they both offer [read more…]

Open Mic: How birds change lives…an invitation to Honduras!

At the Mic: Alexander Alvarado

Alexander Alvarado with his daughter, Debby

August 2006 and I was seated at reservations office of a Hotel in Copan, my office was facing the parking lot where many orioles, motmots, tanagers, euphonias, jays and robins were jumping around in the gardens everyday.

I would be distracted by their [read more…]

SNEAK PEEK! Birder’s Guide to Travel, 2016

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel has just hit the printers. American Birding Association members should find it in their mailboxes in the next couple weeks. But you don’t have to wait until then to see what’s inside. You can see the entirety of this issue of Birder’s Guide right now. Simply click [read more…]

The ABA India Safari – Tigers & Taj behind us, and Penguins ahead!

Ellen, Mike and Rachel locate a Bengal Tiger! The ABA teamed up again with Rockjumper Birding Tours to bring members together for the India Safari.

India is unique. It defies easy summary. A sea of humanity and a land of stark contrasts, it overwhelms. At times characterized as an assault on the senses (with [read more…]

Gearing Up for a Neotropical Adventure

Having the right gear with you can be the different between thoroughly enjoying yourself and…not. Things like wet feet, fogged binoculars, and swarms of blackflies can have you running back to the car and wishing you were home, instead.

In “Gearing Up for a Neotropical Adventure“, Kathi Borgmann shares her thoughts on the gear you [read more…]

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