We all know the recuperative power birding can have, even if it’s a small experience that can turn a bad day into a good one. At eBird, Kelley Nunn and Robin Huff share some wonderful stories about how their own interest in birding, and eBirding, has kept them going through difficult time.
The neurologist I [read more…]
The time to place your order for the 2015 Bird of the Year Limited Edition T-shirt featuring the Green Heron and designed by Paul Riss and Rachel Riorden of PRBY Apparel is coming to a close. In fact, you only have until TOMORROW July 19 to place an order! So don’t delay! Get one here!
Sad news from Arizona, where the nesting attempt by the continuing Tufted Flycatchers (ABA Code 5) has failed. The birds still continue in the same area, even if they’re not quite as reliable now. Little Egrets (4) continue also in the northeast, with two birds still present into the last week, one in Maine and [read more…]
I got to spend July 6-12, 2015 in the field in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with twenty-two young birders from across the United States and Canada, plus my incredible instructors and two stellar interns. [read more…]
If you’ve kept a life list for more than a couple of years and keep it updated, you’ve probably had the experience of “earning” a few lifers at home from the comfort of your favorite chair. This can happen when the American Ornithologists’ Union splits one species into two (or more) separate species. If you [read more…]
From June 29th to July 3rd, I was birding way up north in Barrow, Alaska. It was my third trip to Barrow. The other two trips were during my 2008 ABA big year when I was on a mission each time to see migrants and rarities. This time I went to Barrow after spring migration [read more…]
That Peregrine Falcons are impressive predators is no surprise, but it’s always fun to see them doing what they do, as David Sibley experienced recently at a tern colony in New York.
While I was at Great Gull Island, New York, July 3-5, two different Peregrine Falcons were passing through the tern colony. I never [read more…]
First, a warm thank you to all the ABA members and friends who took the time to contact their representatives regarding the appropriations threat to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that we detailed a few weeks ago. We have good news to report.
Sing loud and proud about the work of the birding community [read more…]
July is unseasonably hot in much of the west and north of the continent, which massive fires raging across western Canada and Alaska this week. Much of the rest of the ABA Area saw impressive storm systems bringing rain and wind. It’s been an unusual, and unusually destructive, summer as far as weather is concerned. [read more…]
We at the ABA love the 2015 Bird of the Year so much, we’re giving it away for free! So to speak. For a limited time, read and enjoy John Kricher’s marvelous and informative essay, “A Biologist’s Love Affair with Butorides virescens” [free download, ABA password not required]. Kricher, who served for many years on [read more…]