Birding Online: February 2020

March 10th, 2020|

This month, the cover shines with color, energy, and light. Tony Fitzpatrick designed this cover to celebrate the 2020 Bird of the Year: the Cedar Waxwing. The February issue is full of content that dives into the magic of waxwings.

How to Know the Birds: No. 30, There are Crossbills. But. And.

March 24th, 2020|

This is a type 2 red crossbill because it sounds like one, looks like one, and acts like one. But check this out: We didn’t know any of that stuff when I started birding close to 40 years ago. Bird populations are changing, and so is our knowledge of bird populations.

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March 2020 Photo Quiz

March 16th, 2020|

Large rocks by a water body with apparent wave action play a part in this photo quiz. The shortish, orange legs and long, white wing stripe are also important.

Rare Bird Alert: April 3, 2020

April 3rd, 2020|

We're still going to continue doing this weekly feature even while COVID-19 is making birding and, especially, rarity chasing more difficult. Please abide by state and local restrictions on movement and CDC recommendations on groups. We at the ABA still believe that birding can be practiced responsibly in this strange time, and we urge birders in read more >>

What To Do When They Close School

March 16th, 2020|

Hey, everyone! My name is Hannah Floyd, and I am a ninth-grader in Colorado. Like many of you reading this, I am on an extended break due to the coronavirus. What does one do in a situation like this? Go outside and explore, of course!

A Textbook with Opportunities for Birderly Learning

March 12th, 2020|

The 21 chapters of text encompass all of ornithology and address the obvious topics, covering the evolution of birds, anatomy and flight, physiology, brain structure, social behavior, genetics, the annual cycle, migration, courtship, vocalizations, nesting, population and community dynamics, and speciation.

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