Despite its important place in bird-watching culture, feeding birds has been often debated. At The Spruce Blog, Lev Frid takes a detailed look at the pros and cons, and applies them to more controversial practices involving ducks and owls.
I have tried my best to share my opinion on feeding birds. While not much research [read more…]
Our impressive and diverse collection of continuing rarities in the ABA Area is starting to thin out as the spring comes on. Notables seen into this week include the Black-backed Oriole in Pennsylvania, Rose-throated Becard (ABA Code 3) in Texas, and the very long staying Streak-backed Oriole (4) in Arizona. In Newfoundland, the Yellow-legged Gull [read more…]
We have 20 copies of the new book, Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White, to give away! If you join, renew or gift a membership in the ABA during March 2017, you will be entered into a drawing for one of these books.
ABA President Jeff Gordon is a co-editor and more than 10 ABA [read more…]
The next episode of the American Birding Podcast has just been released!
Bird-trapping and shooting are huge problems around the Mediterranean, which prompted Israeli birder Jonathan Meyrav to create the Champions of the Flyway, a 24 hour bird race in Eilat, Israel, that raises money and awareness to combat the threats to migratory birds in [read more…]
It’s time to announce the winners of our membership drawing for a new Leica Trinovid HD binocular and five copies of the new Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America by Nathan Pieplow. It was an active round with over 1,600 eligible entrants!
Without further ado, congratulations to:
Leica Trinovid HD Winner [read more…]
On February 28, a homeowner in Anchorage, Alaska, noted a bird at their feeder that was “not from around here”. That bird, an ABA Code 4 Hawfinch, was seen again a few days later and has been regular since March 6.
The bird is visiting a feeder on Park Hills Circle in Anchorage. [read more…]
The ABA has a full schedule of events for 2017, consisting of opportunities to bird with ABA Staff and friends both close to our headquarters in Delaware and farther afield.
Join the ABA for a Delaware Shorebird Spectacular in May 2017! The month of May along the Delaware Bayshore brings enormous numbers of horseshoe crabs [read more…]
What drives a birder like Noah Strycker, record-setter and world-traveler? At Long Reads, Eva Holland tries to get to the bottom of it.
Though he was attempting to complete the biggest Big Year of all time, Strycker’s goal, beyond tallying a massive list, was to build something larger: to both lean on and to [read more…]
At the eyepieces—yes, pieces, plural, of the BTX
In early February, I attended an event at Swarovski Optik headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria, along with several dozen other representatives of the world birding community and industry. It was an opportunity for Swarovski Optik to showcase their company and its culture, which came across as [read more…]
Things are beginning to pick up in the ABA Are this week, as the slow turn to spring begins. Though you wouldn’t know it from the weather in the eastern half of the continent this week, which seemed to swing wildly between normal and way above normal. In any case, that brief stint of warm [read more…]