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American Birding Podcast: Birding By Bus with Marc Kramer & Eliana Ardila Ardila

It’s the dream of many birders, to travel the US and Canada by car for one entire year taking in as much of the continent’s birds as you can along the way. It is the reality of Marc Kramer and Eliana Ardila Ardila, the Birding by Bus duo. They’ve spend the whole of 2018 crossing [read more…]

Announcing the 2018 ABA Awards Recipients

In 2018, the ABA Board of Directors selected four individuals to receive ABA Awards. You can read more about each of the recipients in the October 2018 issue of Birding magazine, but we would like to share them here as well, as these exceptional members of the birding community deserve the admiration and thanks of [read more…]

Blog Birding #385

They’re one of the most maligned birds in North America, and indeed around the world, but they’re fascinating birds with their amazing adaptability and interesting plumage. Mia McPherson of On the Wing Photography explains what she finds so compelling about them.

I know that there are people who find European Starlings repulsive and resent them [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: October 26, 2018

Notable ABA birds continuing into this week include Golden-crowned Warbler (ABA Code 4) and Tamaulipas Crow (4) in Texas, and Utah’s 1st Blue-footed Booby (4).

This fall is turning out to be exceptional for vagrant flycatchers in the ABA Area. While that’s not completely out of the ordinary–tyrannids are always prone to vagrancy in the [read more…]

A New Resource for an Old Mecca

A review by Marcia OBara

Birding Southeast Arizona App, by Tucson Audubon Society and the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory

For Apple iOS and Android Devices

Available for purchase and download at TucsonAudubon.org

I live in Southeast Arizona, and I love birding here. For years our go-to guide and constant companion has been Tucson Audubon’s spiral-bound [read more…]

Free Thayer Birding Software for Young Birders!

Celebrate Peter Thayer’s birthday by helping get Thayer Birding Software into the hands of one million young birders! [read more…]

Moving to the City: Raptors in a Concrete Jungle

A review by Corey C. Husic

Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities, edited by Clint W. Boal and Cheryl R. Dykstra

Island Press, 2018

320 pages, softcover

ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14851

Humans have long lived in proximity to raptors, with stories dating back centuries of Red Kites pestering [read more…]

Blog Birding #384

The long-term decline of aerial insectivorous birds is one of the more concerning bird conservation trends in North America and, indeed, around the world. At The AOS Publications Blog, see a summary of a recently published study seeks to figure out why Tree Swallows are declining in Canada.

Cox and her colleagues believe that increasingly [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: October 19, 2018

Continuing birds of note this week include the Golden-crowned Warbler (ABA Code 4) in Texas and the apparent return of the Sinaloa Wren (5) in Arizona, or at least the return of people seeking it out.

Oh, to be in Florida this week, which was not just rare bird central this week but hosted some [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: The Feminist Bird Club Story with Molly Adams

For many of us, birding is about community, and for retaining people in the hobby finding a group of people you like to bird with is as important as that first pair of binoculars or a field guide. Molly Adams of Brooklyn, New York, knows this more than most. In 2016 she founded the Feminist [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.
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