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  • Check Out the New ABA Website!

    It’s been a long time coming, but the ABA is excited to announce a new and improved homepage that will hopefully help members more easily find information they need and for potential members to […]

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  • THE TOP 10: Craziest ABA Vagrants of 2017
    by Nate Swick on January 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    It is time again for the annual Top 10 Vagrants post, which has become one of our most popular, and most discussed, posts on The ABA Blog every year. I, with help from my ABA colleagues, have looked […]

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ABA Photo Quiz – Jan 2018

January 9th, 2018|

Ah, everybody’s favorite, a brown duck. Fortunately, despite many birders’ seeming thoughts that there aren’t, there are numerous useful ID characters presented in this photo that enable a quick solution to the quiz.

ID Challenge: Warbler

This bird has a relatively thin and small bill, a wash of yellow on heavily streaked underparts, and a short tail with prominent tail “spots”.

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Adrian Hinkle and his mother Em just found Oregon’s 4th Steller’s Eider (a female) at “the cove” in Seaside, Oregon. Shawneen and I are on our way there now. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brittany O'Connor spotted this LAUGHING GULL (you have to actually click the link to see the photos) today (14 Jan) on Lake Havasu, Mohave Co, Arizona while a group of us birding the lake via boat. If accepted this would be the 30th accepted record for the state and the first for winter. ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41912232 ... See MoreSee Less

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