Birding Online: August 2020

August 27th, 2020|

IOANA SERITAN Associate Editor, Birding magazine Welcome to Birding Online! Here, all ABA members can access the extended online content from the August 2020 issue of Birding magazine. The complete issue, containing both print and read more >>

The data behind mysterious bird deaths in New Mexico

September 18th, 2020|

When we arrived at midnight, we found a macabre scene. Several hundred Violet-green Swallows were strewn across the bank of the Rio Grande. Dozens of birds had stuffed themselves into the few natural cavities, and many more were dead amongst the vegetation.

September 2020 Photo Quiz

September 16th, 2020|

A distant bird on a treetop can be difficult to identify. Distance takes away most, if not all, of the features that we generally use to ID individual birds, leaving us with only gross patterns of dark and light, particularly on this quiz bird.

Rare Bird Alert: September 18, 2020

September 18th, 2020|

Hurricane Sally made landfall this week, bringing Mississippi's 1st record of Red-footed Booby with it. Oregon also gets a 1st with Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. And Black-throated Gray Warblers and Neotropic Cormorants continue to turn up across the east.

35 X 25

July 13th, 2020|

The Tale of an Epic Big Sit in a Tiny Back Yard

Stuck at home for the entire spring migration, Greg Neise documents the birds flying through, around, and over his 35-foot-by-25-foot brick patio. Even if you're confined to a small urban swelling during this time of COVID-19, there is still birding to be had.

The 2020 AOS Supplement is out!

By |June 30th, 2020|

Every summer, birders anxiously await publication of the “Check-list Supplement” by the American Ornithological Society’s Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds (a.k.a. the NACC). The supplement details revisions to the NACC’s Check-list.

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