12/09/2012 - Birding Photo Quiz: Let's Work It Out Together (Part 1 of 2)
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Here is the first of two quiz photos appearing on p. 72 of the November 2012 issue of Birding magazine: Here are some hints: First, a biggie. The photo is from Cape May, New Jersey. The photo was taken in September. The second hint is that there appear to be... READ MORE »
12/07/2012 - Should We Change the ABA Code of Birding Ethics?
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J. D. Phillips, an ABA member from Marquette, Michigan, proposes in the November 2012 Birding that the ABA Code of Birding Ethics be tweaked just a bit. The Code currently states: Limit the use of recordings and other methods of attracting birds, and never use such methods in heavily birded... READ MORE »
12/05/2012 - 5+2 Bird Species Added to ABA Checklist!
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The November 2012 issue of Birding features the ABA Checklist Committee's annual report, highlighted by the addition to the ABA Checklist of the following five species: READ MORE »
11/28/2012 - Peter Pyle and Michael Retter Discuss Checklist Changes
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ABA members: Click here to read the full text of this feature. Not an ABA member? Join the ABA today, and enjoy full access to all online content and other resources for ABA members. Birding is “just” a hobby perhaps, but birders sure are knowledgeable about the recondite matter of... READ MORE »
11/18/2012 - Phenomena
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Early last week, we had our coldest weather thus far this fall in the Denver metro region. Monday morning, Nov. 12th, was bright and brilliant—and frigid. I stepped outside around sunup, I looked up, I listened, and there they were: Cackling Geese, skein upon skein of them, hurrying south, saying... READ MORE »
11/04/2012 - Tell Us Your Sandy Stories
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A week ago today, I was riding with Ryan Tomazin to Pittsburgh International Airport. We’d just been at the Brooks Bird Club’s 80th birthday bash. Despite the dreary weather, a good time was had by all. I mean, what’s not to like about a Chan Robbins keynote, all-you-can-eat buffets, and... READ MORE »
10/13/2012 - New Photo Guides: Crossley, Stokes, and Sterry & Small—reviewed by Shaibal S. Mitra
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Shaibal S. (“Shai”) Mitra is an evolutionary ecologist, an expert on the birds of New York state, and a lifelong birder. Here he reviews for us three major new bird ID guides: Paul Sterry and Brian E. Small’s Birds of Eastern North America, Donald and Lilian Stokes’ Field Guide to... READ MORE »
10/09/2012 - An "Easy" Photo Quiz?
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There they go again! Always messing with the format of the venerable Birding photo quiz. Guilty as charged: We like to keep you guessing. The photo quiz answers in the current issue of Birding (September 2012, pp. 52-53) are a bit different: two authors (Ted Floyd, Tom Johnson), exact same... READ MORE »
10/02/2012 - ¡Viva la Revolución!
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The hybrid hummingbird lives on! After we had begun production of the September 2012 Birding, Jerry Mahlberg sent us several photos of the Magnificent x Anna’s Hummingbird that has been visiting his garden since 2009. Be sure to check out Mahlberg’s article (“A Strange and Beautiful Hybrid Hummingbird: Magnificent x... READ MORE »
10/01/2012 - Chandler S. Robbins, Birding Legend
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Chandler S. Robbins, 94, is a living legend, one of the most important figures in the history of bird identification, bird conservation, and birder education. In the print version of the September 2012 Birding, we proudly present an extended interview with Robbins, along with tributes by a dozen conservationists and... READ MORE »