Birding Online: June 2022

June 14th, 2022|

In the June 2022 issue of Birding, meet ten women birders of New York, learn about the first known case of hybridization between Yellow-green and Black-whiskered vireos, explore the all-new ABA Archives, and more!

North American Birds: Vol. 73, No. 1

June 15th, 2022|

This issue of NAB prominently features an in-depth look and reanalysis of plumage aberrations by Hein van Grouw, a widely renowned expert on the topic. NAB Regional Report Publication Editor Randi Minetor summarizes and explains the recent blitzkrieg of Limpkins across the southeastern United States. Chrissy Kondrat, who studies Bendire’s Thrashers professionally, offers her tips for identifying them in the field.

Rare Bird Alert: June 24, 2022

June 24th, 2022|

There are a handful of rarities continuing in the ABA Area this week, including Berylline Hummingbird (ABA Code 4) and the ABA Area's 2nd Pine Flycatcher in Arizona. In Florida, both a La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) and a Bahama Mockingbird (4) are being seen, along with the Texas Social Flycatcher (5) that made its reappearance last read more >>

How to Know the Birds: No. 67, The Gentle Curlew

June 7th, 2022|

Fair enough. Upland sandpipers *never* do the mudflats-and-sandbars thing. In Colorado, where I live, you look for them out in the sand sagebrush and blue grama, in the company of pronghorn and prairie-chickens.

No. 24: Birds and Directions

May 17th, 2022|

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...

June 2022 Photo Quiz

June 15th, 2022|

This time we have a lovely, pristine, perfectly lit, perfectly posed bird that shows all the field marks we need to identify it correctly to species. Did you believe any of that? This month’s quiz bird of a bird photographed in August might confound a number of quiz takers as to which family it belongs, although at least the order should be straightforward.

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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