I’ll warn you right off the bat, there will be a number of Alaska posts coming one right after another. It’s just that things have been really hot there in the last few days, and the late September push looks to be in full effect all across the western part of the state, from the [read more...]
Quickly leaping towards the top of incredible ABA Area records this year comes the truly bizarre and amazing report of a Code 3 Berylline Hummingbird, not from Arizona where they are generally encountered, but from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, first seen on September 17. Pending acceptance, this is a first state record for Michigan [read more...]
Scarcely 24 hours after the discovery of a Red-flanked Bluetail (which continues today), the guys on St. Paul Island, Alaska, struck again. This time the bird is a Code 4 Taiga Flycatcher, photographed here by Doug Gochfeld on the side of the entrance road.
Photo by Doug Gochfeld, as usual more photos are available [read more...]
We’ve been spoiled for great birds in the ABA Area of late, but most of them have come from the less accessible parts of the ABA Area. There’s has been some excellent birding in Alaska, and this week is no different, but there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned big twitch in the ABA Area, and [read more...]
Birding on Alaska’s Bering Sea Islands continues to be productive, highlighted recently by an ABA Code 4 Red-flanked Bluetail discovered by Doug Gochfeld, Scott Schuette, and Olaf Danielson at Hutchinson Hill on St. Paul Island.
Photo by Doug Gochfeld, used with permission. Additional photos available on his flickr page
Red-flanked Bluetail is an Old [read more...]
At the Mic: Denis Lepage
Imagine that you are birding along in your favorite patch, like you always do, and suddenly come across one of the most mysterious and sought after bird in the history of North American birding? And what if it was a bird a bird so rare that you didn’t even know [read more...]
For the most part, there isn’t a ton of overlap between professional football and birds, except perhaps those Sundays in fall with the football fan birder has to make a difficult decision on what to focus their energies. That has changed of late, however, with the construction of a massive new stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, [read more...]
There’s no better time to be a birder than fall. The weather is fine, there are good birds all over the place, and the season of festivals and events is right around the corner. We think there’s no better time to be a member of the ABA, too. We’re excited to move into our new [read more...]
Migrating birds have it tough. Not only do that have to traverse thousands of miles in difficult conditions, they also occasionally have gulls picking them off like flies on a window when they cross the Great Lakes, as Amar Ayyash at Anything Larus documented recently.
The assumption here is that the passerines migrate over the [read more...]
We’ve arrived. For the last several days the American Birding Association has been busy moving into its new headquarters, at the beautiful refurbished Central Hotel in Delaware City, Delaware. The library is in, the furniture is half out of moving boxes, and the ABA is closer than ever to officially opening the doors, that is, [read more...]