American Birding Podcast



Bird of the Year 2015, Coming Soon!

The Rufous Hummingbird was a singularly appropriate Bird of the Year for 2014. A primarily western species that has made expanded into the east in recent years, it’s range expansion in many ways mirrors the move of the American Birding Association from our long-time home in Colorado to a new headquarters in Delaware City, Delaware. Plus, the artwork created by John Sill commemorating the bird was gorgeous. But that was then. What about 2015?


We’re very excited to announce that, in 2015, the Bird of the Year is another species familiar to many birders across the ABA Area. It’s one that is colorful, charismatic, and accessible, if occasionally furtive. Our artist this year, Florida birder Rafael Galvez, has created a truly exceptional piece of art for this year’s cover, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

So come back on Monday morning, January 5, and help us welcome a brand new Bird of the Year!