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Rare Bird Alert: July 13, 2018

Continuing birds in the ABA Area includes still-present Tamaulipas Crows (ABA Code 4) in Texas, a pair of Tufted Flycatchers (4) in Arizona, and Little Egrets staying put in both Maine and Newfoundland.

A Zenaida Dove (5) in Miami-Dade, not far from the city of Miami and far inland from where the Caribbean species is [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: A Life in Raptors with Jerry Liguori

Hawk-watchers are easily the most established sub-groups within the birding community, and the hawk-watching community in North America is close-knit and passionate. One of its undisputed authorities is Jerry Liguori of Salt Lake City, Utah, the author of Hawks at a Distance and Hawks from Every Angle, two of the most influential family-specific field [read more…]

#ABArare – Zenaida Dove – Florida.

On July 8, Alex Lamoreaux discovered an ABA Code 5 Zenaida Dove among a flock of Mourning Doves in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Unusual for Zenaida Dove, this bird was seen well inland. It does suggest that this species might be more common than records suggest, and easily overlooked in places where it has not historically [read more…]

Support Birders and Birding – Buy Your 2018 Duck Stamp Through the ABA!

For the last few years, we at the ABA made the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, known far and wide as the Duck Stamp, available through our own store. We hoped this would give birders an opportunity to vote, as it were, for how they want their voices to be heard as consumers of [read more…]

Blog Birding #370

Dave Brown of Birding Newfoundland shares some tips on identifying sparrows, one of the most intimidating groups of birds in North America but not terribly difficult once you know what to look for.

I’ve seen lots of photos posted in the last month or two of various species of Sparrows and people asking, ‘what sparrow [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: July 6, 2018

It’s hot, and not in the fun, bird-producing way. This week saw holidays in both the US and Canada which typically offer a little bump in terms of potentially find interesting birds, but the avian activity seemed as hesitant to move in the heat as many birders. Or maybe it’s just the midsummer. In any [read more…]

Birder’s Guide to Travel Online NOW!

The 2018 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel should be in the hands of ABA members by now, but if not you can see the entirety of this issue of Birder’s Guide right now. Simply click here. (Birder’s Guide is just one of the free resources that the ABA provides to the birding public.)

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Blog Birding #369

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland is in danger of closing, reports Birdwatching Daily, and here is a way birders can make their voices heard to potentially prevent that.

The Friends of Eastern Neck (FOEN) board of directors has been working with local politicians and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) personnel to encourage FWS [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: June 29, 2018

Noteworthy continuing rarities in the ABA Area include Tamaulipas Crows (ABA Code 4) still being seen in south Texas, and the long-staying Tufted Flycatcher (4) remains reliable for those willing to make the hike to find it. In the northern tiers of the continent, a White-tailed Eagle (4) is still sitting tight on St. Paul [read more…]

American Birding Podcast: Voices of The Biggest Week- Women and ABA Big Years

For decades, the ABA Big Year has been a man’s game, but in the last few years that has changed with more women than ever tackling the grueling endeavor in a number of creative and personally enriching ways. This year’s Biggest Week in American Birding featured a panel discussion that included five women who [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.
If you like birding, we want to hear from you.
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