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The ABA-Leica Wheatears on Champions of the Flyway Race Day

The 2018 edition of the Champions of the Flyway, the bird race and conservation fundraiser held in southern Israel for the last 5 years, was exceptional for a few different reasons. For starters, the teams competing raised nearly $100,000 to go towards BirdLife International subsidiaries in Serbia and Croatia to help combat illegal bird hunting [read more…]

Where to Watch the Wheatears this Weekend

At the time this post publishes, the ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears are gathering in Eilat, Israel, for the Champions of the Flyway competition.

The first few days will consist of scouting the playing field, getting familiar with the species of the eastern Mediterranean, and fraternizing with fellow competitors from around the world, with the actual competition [read more…]

Help the ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears Get Over The Top!

The ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears, competing this year’s Champions of the Flyway event in southern Israel, are very very close to their goal and need your help to get them over the top!

Every dollar raised goes to help BirdLife International put a stop to illegal bird trapping and hunting around the Mediterranean, one of [read more…]

A Compellingly Beautiful Picture Book

A review by Beth Guldseth

A Perfect Day for an Albatross, by Caren Loebel-Fried

Cornell Lab Publishing Group, 2017

32 pages—hardcover

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The conservationist and artist Caren Loebel-Fried is the author of seven award-winning books for children. Her most recent work, A Perfect Day for an Albatross, may be intended [read more…]

Announcing the 2018 ABA Young Birders of the Year!

Congratulations to the 2018 ABA Young Birders of the Year, Teodelina Martelli and Adam Dhalla, as well as all of the other participants in this year’s contest! [read more…]

Support the ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears at Champions of the Flyway

Champions of the Flyway, held annually in southern Israel has quickly become one the world’s premiere bird races, with teams from around the world racing for 24 hours to come up with the biggest list along the migration highway that is the eastern Mediterranean. And more, the event doubles as a fundraiser for Birdlife International’s [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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Serious Topics, With Humor and Flair

A review by Carrie Laben

Being a Bird in North America North of Mexico: Waterfowl to Shorebirds, by Robert Alvo

Privately published, 2015

255 pages, $39.95—hardcover

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Hitchhiking herons, vultures in chef’s hats, Black Rails borne aloft by balloons: This ain’t Sibley. The first volume of Robert Alvo’s new [read more…]

Announcing the 2017 ABA Young Birders of the Year!

After months of dedicated work from young people across North America, our esteemed panel of judges have evaluated and tabulated the results of the 2017 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest. We are very excited to announce the winners of this year’s contest!

Your 2017 ABA Young Birder of the Year for the 14-18 [read more…]

“Conservation Milestones”, v. 2016

One of the most exciting parts of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community is “Conservation Milestones“, a place where birders like you can share their personal accomplishments in the realms of environmental education and conservation. Noah Strycker did a wonderful job working with the contributors to compile an engaging and inspiring compendium, but he needed [read more…]

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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.
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  • Open Mic: How to talk about climate change as a young birder June 4, 2018 11:37
    One of the challenges in talking about climate change is the disconnect that people feel when hearing about things like sea level rise and their daily lives. Birders, young and old, can play a major role in bridging this gap. […]
  • Meet Teodelina Martelli, 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year May 26, 2018 2:27
    Meet Teodelina Martelli, a 17-year-old homeschooled birder living in Thousand Oaks, California and one of the 2018 ABA Young Birders of the Year. […]
  • Meet Adam Dhalla, 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year March 27, 2018 5:42
    Meet 12-year-old Adam Dhalla from Coquitlam, British Columbia, one of the 2018 Young Birders of the Year! Want to learn more about how you could be the next Young Birder of the Year? Registration is open for the 2019 contest now! ——– Q: Were you a birder before you started the ABA Young […]

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