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Happening NOW: Alcid Invasion on the East Coast

With Jerald Reb

Several years ago from Ocean City Inlet in Worcester County, Maryland I was standing at the end of a long exposed jetty. It was a bitterly cold and excessively windy day. As I watched, every now and then a few small, black-and-white shapes hurtled out of the surf and shot up the [read more…]

The ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears Ride Again; Here’s How to Help!

Each March, teams from around the world assemble in the Negev Desert of Israel for one of the world’s greatest birding competitions: a big day to see as many species of possible in 24 hours within the confines of Southern Israel. This epic game– fittingly named Champions of the Flyway– will take the players from [read more…]

Blog Birding #398

Kaeli Swift of Corvid Research considers the bird of many names, the Canada Jay.

On May 23rd, 2018 the American Ornithological Society announced that Perisoreus canadensis, the bird formerly known as the gray jay, would be officially recognized as the Canada jay. Although this change felt disruptive to some, for the folks spearheading the campaign, [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: March 1, 2019

Texas continues to lead the way in terms of ABA rarities with continuing Golden-crowned Warbler (ABA Code 4), Yellow Grosbeak (4), Crimson-collared Grosbeak (4), and Blue Bunting (4). The long-staying White-throated Thrush (4) in Arizona was seen at least through the beginning of the week. Both the Thick-billed Vireo (4) in Florida and the Red-flanked [read more…]

Birding Photo Quiz: February 2019

It’s usually the case with the “Featured Photo” in Birding that we on the editorial and authorial side of things know, or think we know, what we’re dealing with, ID-wise. That’s not the case, though, with Feb. 2019 Featured Photos—yes, plural. Here we present photos of two birds that have been well documented yet stubbornly [read more…]

How to Know the Birds: No. 2, Here’s Looking At You, Crow

I’d arrived a bit early for the Saturday morning bird walk. What to do? Explore the parking lot of course. For one thing, parking lots are underrepresented in the eBird database. And there was something else: There were crows in the parking lot, and I wanted to get a photo of one. Specifically, [read more…]

Blog Birding #397

Rob Dudley of Feathered Photography shares a neat series of photos of a Rough-legged Hawk’s prey who refused to go down without a fight.

Soon after he turned to his left there was obviously something going on with that feisty vole. The hawk is holding the vole as gingerly as possible with only its talons [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: February 22, 2019

It’s hard to beat Texes these days, especially with the rediscovery this week of the long-staying Roadside Hawk (4) in the Valley. At least two Golden-crowned Warblers (4) and a Crimson-collared Grosbeak (4) are also down there, and a Yellow Grosbeak (4) is still visiting a feeder up the river a bit. The White-throated Thrush [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: Birding at 100 (Issues) with Ted Floyd

The February 2019 issue of Birding magazine is noteworthy not only for being the Bird of the Year issue, or for launching the 50th Anniversary of the ABA, but for another, less obvious, reason. February 2019 is the 100th issue of Birding for which Ted Floyd has been editor-in-chief. The 16 years that Ted has [read more…]

Happening NOW: There’s Something Happening Somewhere; Let’s Talk About That

Right now it’s snowing. That is the quick and easy summation of what is happening now in downtown Baltimore on this chilly, gusty Wednesday afternoon. I haven’t seen a bird yet today, despite spending an inordinate amount of time staring out my living room window into the trees in m

y apartment complex’s courtyard. As [read more…]

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