American Birding Podcast



Announcing the 2012 ABA Bird of the Year!


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What's it gonna be? photo by Jeffrey Gordon

 The wait is finally over! After inaugurating the ABA Bird of the Year program last March with the American Kestrel, we're thrilled to announce our totem bird for 2012. Watch the video below to find out!


Of course, this is only the beginning. You're going to be seeing a lot of cool new things in this edition of the Bird of the Year program, starting with a new, more durable sticker design. Those selfsame stickers should be arriving in the mailboxes of ABA members starting today. They're tucked inside the March 2012 issue of Birding, so be watching for the postman or postwoman.

One very cool thing you can check out right now is our new Bird of the Year web site, at

Also check out this companion post which will tell you about some of the great people and plans behind this year's ABA BoY.


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The ABA 2012 Bird of the Year Sticker



The ABA 2012 Bird of the Year Badge