Birding Online: August 2021

September 23rd, 2021|

Welcome to the August 2021 issue of Birding Online! Here, ABA members can enjoy extended online content, including gorgeous photos of Pileated Woodpeckers and Crested Caracaras, full-length Book and Media Reviews, and more.

Rare Bird Alert: September 24, 2021

September 24th, 2021|

Highlights this week include a Lesser Sand-Plover on the central coast of California, a very nice bird away from Alaska. Plus a hummingbird first for South Carolina and a spate of notable Northern Wheatear and Magnificent Frigatebird records in the midwest and east.

No. 8: Birds and Fall/Winter Plumage

September 21st, 2021|

Birders love fall migration, and they love it for lots of different reasons: there are more birds because it’s after breeding season, migration lasts longer than in spring, and the birds themselves move more slowly, often lingering for longer in desirable habitat and sometimes affording twitchers a little extra time...

Early Fall 2021 at Gambell

September 20th, 2021|

Fall 2021 has been exciting at Gambell. Highlights from late Aug through mid-Sep include a “Siberian” Common Chiffchaff (representing one of no fewer than four Phyllloscopus species present) and an especially cooperative Middendorff’s Grasshopper Warbler. Common Snipe, Willow Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Little Bunting, and Mountain Bluebird were also notable.

Owls, Eats, and Art

July 29th, 2021|

Mountaineer Books, a Seattle-based book publisher specializing in outdoor and conservation titles, has recently produced a slew of exciting bird books, including Paul Bannick's Snowy Owl and Great Gray Owl, Kim Long's What Birds Eat, and Molly Hashimoto's Birds of the West.

The 2021 AOS Supplement is out!

By |June 25th, 2021|

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 (available linked to here eventually) details revisions to the NACC’s Check-list. Here's a rundown of the more significant revisions.

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