Birding Online: June 2020

June 28th, 2020|

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

How to Know the Birds: No. 37, Two Truths About Birding

June 30th, 2020|

Seeing the bird was bittersweet for me. Sweet: What’s not to like about seeing a rock wren, indeed seeing and hearing and experiencing an entire landscape come alive with these blithe, brown birds? Bitter: I wish I’d been there with my friends from Camp Colorado, understandably canceled out of concern for the health of would-be campers and the broader community.

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June 2020 Photo Quiz

June 16th, 2020|

A bird flying by… Better get the binocular on it before it’s out of sight! The bird might immediately strike one as a passerine or, at least, not any of the non-passerines – you know, all those birds at the front half of the taxonomy/field guide, many of which are waterbirds of various sorts.

Rare Bird Alert: July 3, 2020

July 3rd, 2020|

Because of COVID-19 related Stay-at-Home orders in many states and provinces, the purpose of this report is to keep homebound birders caught up rare bird sightings across the ABA Area during spring migration. We do not endorse the pursuit of rare birds beyond your local area. The ABA urges readers to respect state, provincial, and local read more >>

ABA Statement on Black Birders Week and Anti-Racism Efforts

June 9th, 2020|

Like so many in the birding community, American Birding Association staff and board were inspired by last week’s #BlackBirdersWeek, and greatly appreciate the effort to not only celebrate Black faces and voices in birding, but to draw attention to the unique difficulties birding can pose to Black people in terms of accessibility, safety, and community. 

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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