Birding Online: March 2023
Welcome to the March 2023 issue of Birding! Inside, Marky Mutchler tells us about the heterochromatic Ring-billed Gull on the cover, Judith Mirembe shares her work as a woman birder, tour guide, and conservationist in Uganda, Diana Doyle teaches us about Merlin Bird ID app, and more.
North American Birds: Vol. 73, No. 2
This issue features the ABA Checklist Committee's annual report, the annual Check-list Redux, details on the US's first Bat Falcon, and an article on whether Western Flycatcher should be re-lumped.
The Rise of Birding Culture in Colombia with Jose Martinez
Birding is booming in Colombia helped, in part, by bird fairs and festivals held throughout the country for Colombian birders in addition to the increased interest shown by visiting birders from read more >>
Rare Bird Alert: March 18, 2023
Continuing birds in the ABA Area include the small flock of Brown Jays (ABA Code 4) in south Texas, the Bahama Mockingbird (4) and La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) in Florida, and both a Red-flanked Bluetail (4) and a Little Stint (4) in California. Ross's Gull is always an exciting find in the Lower 48 or the read more >>
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How to Know the Birds: No. 73, I Love New York
What: Sanderling, Calidris alba When: Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Where: Fort Tilden, Queens County, New York Icount myself an honorary New Yorker. My maternal grandmother was an nth-generation Manhattanite. My read more >>
No. 24: Birds and Directions
Birders are pretty good at giving directions. Except when we’re not. But mostly we are! Just think of all the times we give exacting, ultraprecise instructions on which branch the Cerulean Warbler is singing from. Or which rock next to 100 other rocks is actually not a rock and is...
March 2023 Photo Quiz
Driving down the road, you spot what seems an odd-looking bird for one perched on a roadside wire. You stop and get only a one- or two-second view before your presence flushes the bird into the nearby woodlot on private property.
An Overview of Early Fall 2022 Southern Rockies Irruptions and a Primer on Bird Irruptions
Some folks lament the transition into cold weather seasons, as days grow shorter and nights dip toward frigid temperatures, but for many birders, fall and winter provide an opportunity to observe a fascinating and sometimes unpredictable phenomenon: dispersal and migration following the breeding season.
From Board Game to Beautiful Book
You’ll be celebrating more than birds when you pick up a copy of Celebrating Birds: An Interactive Field Guide Featuring Art from Wingspan, by Natalia Rojas and Ana María Martínez. This illustrated, introductory guide to North American birds is the outcome of two innovative women-led projects within two distinct industries...
WEBINAR: Birding & Nature Study on the Southern Ocean
ABA Members can view the recording of this webinar here: https://www.aba.org/community/groups/programs-webinars/ The American Birding Association kicks off our Programs and Webinars, exclusively for members, with this outstanding travelogue by Ted Floyd. read more >>
2022 Mid-Year ABA Checklist Update
The 2022 mid-year update of the ABA Checklist has been posted. It adds 5 new species:
Bat Falcon, Red-Masked Parakeet, Lilac-crowned Parrot, Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush, Chihuahuan Meadowlark.
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