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Blog Birding #378

In this season of migration Larry at The Brownstone Birding Blog urges birder not to take the birds they do see for granted when seeking out birds you might see.

One of the advantages of using eBird is that you can look to see what people are seeing in the area and then go [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 31, 2018

The northeast part of the continent continues to be the place to find Little Egret (4), with individuals continuing in Maine, Newfoundland, and one hopping back and forth between Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Zenaida Dove (5) is still being see in Florida, and after a long drought the Sinaloa Wren (5) in southeast Arizona [read more…]

#ABArare – Thick-billed Vireo – Florida

On August 23, Alberto Hernandez and Luis Gles discovered an ABA Code 4 Thick-billed Vireo at Bill Baggs State Park in Miami-Dade, Florida.

photo: Luis Gles via Macaulay Library

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (open 8 am to sundown; $4 entrance fee for single-occupant vehicle, $8 for vehicles with 2-8 occupants) is located [read more…]

ABA Checklist Committee Adds Black-backed Oriole to ABA Checklist

In recent weeks, members of the ABA Checklist Committee (CLC) added an additional species to the ABA Checklist, Black-backed Oriole, Icterus abeillei, based on a well-documented record in Pennsylvania in 2017, and subsequent reports from Massachusetts and Connecticut that are widely considered to be the same individual.

Full accounts for these and other decisions made [read more…]

Blog Birding #377

At Avian Hybrids, a fascinating look at hybridization of sharp-tailed sparrows by Jente Ottenburghs.

Hybridization can work as an evolutionary stimulus. For example by transferring beneficial genetic variants from one species to another. This process, adaptive introgression, has been described for numerous taxa, such as butterflies and snowshoe hares. However, examples in birds are [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 24, 2018

Noteworthy continuing birds in the ABA Area include a single Little Egret (ABA Code 4) that continues to cross back and forth between Rhode Island and Connecticut, and the Zenaida Dove (5) still being seen from time to time in south Florida.

New England continues to be the epicenter of late summer birding, highlighted by [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: Out There With the American Birding Expo with Bill Thompson III & Ben Lizdas

The American Birding Expo is returning to the Philadelphia area once more next month. Running from 21-23 September, it is billed as “the world of birding in one place” and with exhibitors from 6 continents that is a pretty fair description. Expo-runners, Bill Thompson III and Ben Lizdas join me to talk about the [read more…]

Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community, 2018

The 2018 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community has hit mailboxes.

One of those mailboxes belongs to Joe Scott of Chatham, New Hampshire. Here’s what Joe has to say about this year’s issue:

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This magazine was a treat to read.

I belong to many conservation organizations and believe fully in [read more…]

Announcement of the ABA Annual Meeting

In accordance with the bylaws of the American Birding Association, the Board of Directors has set the date for the next Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association for Saturday, September 22, 2018. Time and place are 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the American Birding Expo, to be held at the Greater [read more…]

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