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Obsessed With Pretty Things With Feathers

A review by Ellen Paul

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Viking Press, 2018

308 pages, hardcover

ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14870

Edwin Rist.

The name sounds Victorian. It sounds nefarious. It befits a man who would skulk through the dark streets of [read more…]

Join us in 2019 for ABA Young Birder Camps!

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2019 ABA Young Birder Camps. Join us next summer in Colorado or Delaware for an unforgettable week of birding, friendship, fun, and more! [read more…]

ICYMI: Adventures in County Listing

The ABA Blog has been in existence for almost 8 years, and there’s a lot of good content back in the archives that deserves an audience now that it might not have received way back when. So, semi-regularly we will bring some of that stuff back. Here’s one by Noah Stycker that was definitely ahead [read more…]

Making Friends and Breaking Ground

A review by Laura Kammermeier

One More Warbler: A Life with Birds, by Victor Emanuel with S. Kirk Walsh

University of Texas Press, 2017

273 pages—hardcover

ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14740

The first time Victor Emanuel flew over unbroken tropical forest was in 1969, when he and John Rowlett took a flight [read more…]

That Fateful Footnote 

A review by David Liebmann

Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World, by Noah Strycker

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017

326 pages—hardcover

ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14766

Noah Strycker sets four ambitious goals in his latest book: to immerse his readers in different landscapes around the globe, to [read more…]

Open Mic: On Being a Hatch Year Birder

At the Mic: Jeff Kietzmann

I am not sure how I ended up on Cottonwood Pass, at the continental divide, 12,126 feet above sea level, in the dead of winter, before sunrise, searching for a white bird in a snowy white landscape and freezing my Florida feet off at 9 degrees Fahrenheit; but there I [read more…]

Top Five Reasons To Visit Cuba with the ABA

Join the ABA and Partnership for International Birding on a Cuba tour in 2018! [read more…]

Share Your Birds-and-Eclipse Stories

“Oh. Oh! Wow! Part of the sun is missing! It’s not there! This is for real. Stop the car!”

Left to right: Andrew Floyd, Hannah Floyd, and Jack Solomon ponder an eclipse of the sun. Platte County, Wyoming, USA, Aug. 21, 2017.

We’re in Platte County, Wyoming, population 9,000. This is the sort of [read more…]

Follow ABA Bird Camp on ABA Instagram!

Ever wanted to see what goes on at the ABA’s Camp Colorado and Camp Avocet? Now you can! We gave the keys to the ABA’s Instagram account to Camp Director Jennie Duberstein and she and the ABA’s crack team of counselors have been keeping the whole world up to date on what is going on.

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SNEAK PEEK! Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community, 2017

The 2017 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. Simply [read more…]

American Birding Podcast
Birders know well that the healthiest, most dynamic choruses contain many different voices. The birding community encompasses a wide variety of interests, talents, and convictions. All are welcome.
If you like birding, we want to hear from you.
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