Birding Online: March 2021

April 3rd, 2021|

IOANA SERITAN Associate Editor, Birding magazine Welcome to Birding Online! Here, all ABA members can access the extended online content from the March 2021 issue of Birding magazine. The complete issue, containing both print and read more >>

No. 1: Birds and the Surprise of the Common

June 15th, 2021|

A few weeks ago, my wife, Adrienne, quizzed me. “There’s a new study on what the four most common bird species in the world are…want to guess? One is pretty hard I think.” These four birds are the only wild bird species estimated to have populations above one billion.

How to Know the Birds: No. 61, The End of Birding

June 1st, 2021|

The cactus wren, unlike so many other birds, is the same species now as when I first laid eyes on one 30 years ago. It has the same scientific name and the same standard English name. It’s still a passerine, and still a wren, still in pretty much the same place in the field guide. It sings the same song, wears the same plumage, and haunts the same habitats.

Rare Bird Alert: June 18, 2021

June 18th, 2021|

Notable birds continuing in the ABA Area into this week include Berylline Hummingbird (ABA Code 4) in Arizona, Little Egret (4) in Maine, and Bahama Mockingbird (4) in Florida. While it's not uncommon for southern birds to move northward as the temperature warms, this summer has seemed unprecedented in terms of numbers and species represented. And read more >>

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