Publications

Birder's Guide

Birder's Guide, edited by Michael Retter, is the new, quarterly, full-color ABA magazine. Instead of 96 pages of black-and-white content appearing in your mailbox each year (Winging It), you'll now receive about 192 pages of a full-color, glossy magazine—on top of the 6 issues of Birding you already get! And that doesn't include the expanded online content we have up our sleeves.

We’re thrilled to offer Birder’s Guide as a downloadable e-magazine, available at the following link:

http://bg.aba.org/

Do you have any general comments, criticism, or praise to offer? Please share your thoughts by commenting on the ABA Blog post, here or by contacting the editor directly.

We at the ABA are excited to be able to offer you more and higher-quality content going forward. We're not downsizing; we're upsizing. And we hope you like the change!

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Birder’s Guide to Gear
December 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the President

Jeffrey A. Gordon

From the Editor

Michael L. P. Retter

What Makes a Good Field Guide?
Amar Ayyash, Sheridan Coffey, Ashli Gorbet, Anita Guris, Oscar Johnson Villaseñor, Ron Ridout, Jennifer Rycenga, Alex Wang

Does a Girl Go in the Woods?
Sharon Stiteler

Traveling Light
Stephan Lorenz

Getting the Most out of Your Camera
Bill Schmoker

Lightweight Binoculars
Ray Arnaudo


Birder’s Guide to Listing & Taxonomy
October 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the President

Jeffrey A. Gordon

From the Editor

Michael L. P. Retter

Un Año Grande en Guatemala

John Cahill

Species & Subspecies: A Brief History
Morgan Churchill
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Introducing Photo Big Days

Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle
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San Diego County 2013 Big Year: A New Record
Barbara L. Carlson

Check-list Supplement Redux, v. 2014

Michael L. P. Retter

2013 Listing Snapshot

News from the ABA Recording Standards and Ethics Committee
Nicholas Block
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Listing Central Update
Greg Neise


 

Birder’s Guide to Conservation and Community
May 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the President

Jeffrey A. Gordon

From the Editor

Michael L. P. Retter

From the Director of Conservation & Community

Bill Stewart

Conservation Milestones

Noah Strycker
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Antpitta Feeding in the Andes

Brian Krohnke

Bird Studies Canada: Advancing Bird Science, Conservation, and Education

Jody Allair

Pine Woodlands: Going Back for the Future

Jane Fitzgerald, Catherine Rideout, and Keith McKnight

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids: Engaging a New Generation of Young Birders

Tom Rusert, Daren Peterie, Liza Barney, and Jody Allair

Mountain Plover Conservation Success of Private Lands

Angela Dwyer

To Be a Better Birder

Steve Holzman

Parallel Universes
Sheri L. Williamson

Let’s Get the Word Out

Lili Taylor


Birder’s Guide to Travel
March 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the President
Jeffrey A. Gordon

From the Editor
Michael L. P. Retter

Birding Nunavut’s Cambridge Bay
Jim Richards
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The 20 Best Birds in Ecuador
Sam Woods
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Birding Urban Arizona
Magill Weber
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South Africa: The Best of “the Birding Continent”
Adam Riley
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A Review of World Birding Strategies
Jason Leifester
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Birding Southern Vancouver Island
Ann Nightingale
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Pelagic Prep
Diana Doyle
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Pelagic Directory
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Why We Travel
Ted Floyd
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Birder’s Guide to Gear
December 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Jeffrey A. Gordon

From the Editor
Michael L. P. Retter

Binocular 101
Ben Lizdas
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Birding Photography
Derek Lovitch
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Field Sketching
Sophie Webb
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Smartphone Digiscoping
Sharon Stiteler
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Warming Up to Winter Birding
Erik Bruhnke
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An Introduction to Camera Settings
with an emphasis on SLR photography

Sherrie Durris
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Book Review: Sport Optics
Rick Wright


Birder’s Guide to Listing and Taxonomy
November 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the President
Jeffrey A. Gordon

From the Editor
Michael L. P. Retter

News From the Recording Standards and Ethics Committee
Matt Fraker
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What the Heck is a Tanager?
Alan Knue
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Advances in Avian Taxonomy:
The Contributions of Avocational Bird Recordists

Andrew Spencer
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The Perfect Storm for 294:
A New Big Day Record

Team Sapsucker

The ABA Checklist Committee in the 21st Century:
Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age

Bill Pranty and Ted Floyd
Click here for the web-only follow-up by Pranty and Floyd (768KB PDF).
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Check-list Supplement Redux, v. 2013
Michael L. P. Retter
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Listing Central Update
Greg Neise

2012 Listing Snapshot

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Birder’s Guide to Travel
August 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Jeffrey A. Gordon

From the Editor
Michael L. P. Retter

Bons Oiseaux, Bons Temps en Louisiane!
Richard Gibbons
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The 20 Best Birds in Asia
Susan Myers
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Birding New Brunswick
Jim Edsall

Going Further
Nate Swick

Colombia: Spreading its Wings
Nate Skinner

Birding at Sea: A Pelagic Primer
Debi Love Shearwater
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ABA’s 2013 Pelagic Directory

Packing 411 for Birders
Alan Knue
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Bird Like a Local: Tech Tips for Travel
Diana Doyle
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