About Nate Swick

The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond. Join host Nate Swick every other Thursday for news and happenings, recent rarities, guests from around the birding world, and features of interest to every birder.

Rare Bird Alert: June 11, 2021

Notable ABA rarities continuing into this week include Berylline Hummingbird (ABA Code 4) in Arizona, the Pallas's Bunting (5) on Gambell, Alaska, and the small flock of Tamaulipas Crows (4) in read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: June 11, 20212021-06-11T12:15:41-04:00

2021 Splits and Lumps with Nick Block

Early summer means that it’s time to talk taxonomy, and that means Nick Block, professor of Biology at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. For the last several years, Nick is person read more >>

2021 Splits and Lumps with Nick Block2021-06-09T14:59:39-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: June 4, 2021

Noteworthy ABA Area rarities continuing into this week in the ABA Area include both Berylline Hummingbird (ABA Code 4) and Tufted Flycatcher (5) in Arizona, the return of the annual Little read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: June 4, 20212021-06-07T13:13:35-04:00

2021 AOS Classification Committee Proposals, Parts 2 & 3

There are few constants in these helter-skelter times, but the birding world can always depend on the bird taxonomy proposals submitted to the American Ornithological Society’s North and Middle American Classification Committee. And read more >>

2021 AOS Classification Committee Proposals, Parts 2 & 32021-06-01T10:35:10-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: May 28, 2021

The list of continuing rarities in the ABA Area has been whittled to two this week, the shortest it has been in months. Both are relatively recent arrivals to Arizona in read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: May 28, 20212021-05-28T14:39:14-04:00

This Month in Birding – May 2021

Sean Milnes, Jordan Rutter, and Purbita Saha join the May 2021 This Month in Birding panel to talk about some of the most important bird and birding related news items of read more >>

This Month in Birding – May 20212021-05-26T16:00:08-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: May 21, 2021

Tufted Flycatchers return to southern Arizona along with summery weather. We also saw 1st records from Oregon, North Carolina, Iowa, and Nebraska this week.

Rare Bird Alert: May 21, 20212021-05-20T16:39:05-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: May 14, 2021

Because of continuing COVID-19 cases in many states and provinces, the purpose of this report is to keep homebound birders caught up rare bird sightings across the ABA Area. The ABA read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: May 14, 20212021-05-18T15:45:14-04:00
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