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Blog Birding #242

It’s baby bird season, and David Sibley has some thoughts about identifying them when their parents aren’t around.

Birds are busy this time of year, trying to raise a family (or two or three) and then get ready for fall migration, and it all goes so fast. The young birds are full-grown just a few [read more…]

Blog Birding #241

Truth told, our birding failures often out-number our birding successes by a large margin, so it’s a good thing there’s always something to learn from a nemesis, as Justine Hausheer shares at The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science.

The only word running through my head isn’t fit for print. This was my one chance to [read more…]

Blog Birding #240

A recent Nazca Booby in southern California was widely described (even here) as the ABA Area’s 2nd, but there is another Nazca Booby that came before that few know about, and none saw. Adam Searcy at Bourbon, Bastards, and Birds gives the scoop.

As most of you know, the collective blood pressure of many Common [read more…]

Blog Birding #239

Often birding feels like urban adventuring, finding the unexpected in the most pedestrian of places. But there are times when birding is real-deal, off the beaten track, adventuring in search of scientifically important discoveries, and Nathan Pieplow and Andrew Spencer of Earbirding did just that in Mexico.

It’s not every day that you photograph and [read more…]

Blog Birding #238

With breeding in full swing for most North American bird species, there are bound to be conflicts between those birds who tend to nest where people want to be and, well, those people. Plovers tend to be the poster species for this sort of thing, and Laura Erickson shares some stories from her experiences with [read more…]

Blog Birding #237

The spring warblers are supposed to be the easy ones, colorful and vocalizing, but leave too David Sibley to find one that doesn’t quite tick all the boxes for any one species. He explains at his blog.

What I saw was not what I expected, however. Instead of the uniform gray head and dark face [read more…]

Blog Birding #236

One of the wonderful things about birding is that people can appreciate in a million different ways. Are you a lister? A conservationist? A patch-worker? At The Nemesis Bird, Drew Weber ask what kind of birder are you?

While everyone has a strong opinion on the best ways to get into birding and learn the [read more…]

Blog Birding #235

Interesting in learning about the inspiration and motivations of the ABA’s new Young Birders of the Year? At The Eyrie Jennie Duberstein shares an interview with Dess Sieburth of California on, among other things, why he took on the challenge of the Young Birder of the Year contest.

I learned a lot from participating in [read more…]

Blog Birding #234

It’s the Biggest Week in American Birding, and if your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it feels like every birder on the continent is there. Chery Harner of Weedpicker’s Journal checks in from the scene.

The Biggest Week in American Birding is actually about people. We are connecting people to nature and to [read more…]

Blog Birding #232

When you’re a birder you don’t always need to go somewhere special to be “birding”, you just do it, wherever you are, as Bill Schmoker shares from a trip to Germany at the Leica Birding Blog.

A wonderful thing about birding in a brand new region is that many (or most) of the birds are [read more…]

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