Birding Online: November 2019

December 30th, 2019|

This December, we celebrate 50 years of the ABA. To celebrate, this issue’s cover features… over 300 Birding covers from the past 50 years! Graphic Design Ed Rother made this huge cover a reality.

How to Know the Birds: No. 28, A Prairie Falcon for the Twenties

February 25th, 2020|

Birding together has always been about learning and discovery, and it always shall be. There is something wonderfully nerdy about birding, and I make no apologies for that. But birding in the decade ahead is destined to be embraced more fully as a force for good—good for our bodies, good for our minds, good for humanity.

Rare Bird Alert: February 21, 2020

February 21st, 2020|

Rare birds continuing into the third week of February include the stunning Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, plus of familiars La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) in Florida and Garganey (4) in California. There was one first record to report this week, in North Carolina where a Bronzed Cowbird visiting a feeder in Carteret would be a read more >>

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2020 Bird of the Year: Cedar Waxwing

Famously gregarious, Cedar Waxwings are all about community. They share berries, they congregate at fruiting trees, they even occasionally over-imbibe. Birders, too, are frequently a social bunch.

February 2020 Photo Quiz

February 18th, 2020|

Relative to the small branches, this quiz bird seems small and that feature, in combo with the fact that it’s perched in a tree, probably puts us in the large bird order, Passeriformes, which houses about half the world’s bird species.

Expert Advice for All Levels of Bird Photography

January 22nd, 2020|

In her ambitious new Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior, Marie Read has distilled decades of experience into a beautiful, well-organized reference on the topic.

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