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Rare Bird Alert: March 2, 2018

Mistle Thrush in New Brunswick is still being seen, though much less frequently than before. In Arizona, a Sinaloa Wren (5) appears to be setting up for the warm season and may stay awhile. The Texas Blue Bunting (4) is still around, as are the Garganey (4), Black-tailed Gull (4), and Nazca Boobies California. [read more…]

Adrift in a World of White

A review by Rick Wright

Broken Wing, by David Budbill

Green Writers Press, 2016

212 pages—softcover

ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14839

Diversity, alas, is still not our strong suit in North American birding. There are a few encouraging signs: Women, people of color, and members of other historically under-represented groups are slightly less scarce [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

ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14797

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…]

Another Incentive to Visit Hawaii

A review by Dennis Paulson

The Birds of the Hawaiian Islands, by Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 2017

On line at tinyurl.com/HIMonograph

I was happy to be asked to review this online book: I might not have paid much attention to it otherwise, preferring the rustle of pages as I [read more…]

Send Us Your Conservation Milestones!

If you didn’t see the Conservation Milestones in the May 2017 Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community, take a moment to read them here. You’ll be inspired.

And now it’s time to do it again! If you have a conservation project, or if know someone has gone out of their way to help bird conservation, [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: February 23, 2018

Continuing rarities in the ABA Area are once again highlighted by the ABA 1st Mistle Thrush in New Brunswick, which is still hanging on and looks increasingly like it has survived the worst of the winter. In California, Nazca Boobies (ABA Code 4) are still being seen in San Diego, and the Black-tailed Gull (4) [read more…]

Open Mic: Once Upon an Endling

At the Mic: Kate Garchinsky

I was 39 years old when I first learned the extinction story of the Carolina Parakeet.

I had been volunteering in wild bird care at Tri-State Bird Rescue in Newark, Delaware. Every day I spent there, I learned of another threat humans impose on birds. Car collisions, window [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: Big Year Reflections with Yve Morrell

In 2017, Florida birder Yve Morrell did what many of us dream of doing–she took an entire year off for birding all around the continent. Her 2017 Big Year ended in December with 813 (+4 provisional species), a total that will likely place her 3rd all time. Yve joins me to talk about her Big [read more…]

Not Quite the Last of the Carolina Parakeet

Carolina Parakeet, Mark Catesby

Sometimes it’s best not to tell people what you’ve seen.

Birders know how hard it can be to keep quiet when you’ve discovered something really exciting, but there are times when the stakes are genuinely high, as they were along Florida’s Sebastian River in the late winter and spring of [read more…]

Blog Birding #354

The ABA-Leica Sub-adult Wheatears are preparing for the Champions of the Flyway. If you are need more reasons to donate, hear directly from one of the members, Aidan Place, at The Eyrie.

Anyone who has been present at a young birder camp, or perused the results of the ABA Young Birder of the Year [read more…]

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