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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: April 3, 2020

We're still going to continue doing this weekly feature even while COVID-19 is making birding and, especially, rarity chasing more difficult. Please abide by state and local restrictions on movement and read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: April 3, 20202020-04-03T11:20:39-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: March 27, 2020

Zugunruhe is taking hold among our remaining ABA Area vagrants. Well, zugunruhe or the fact that the sites where they are found are closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak (in the case of the long-staying La Sagra's Flycatcher in Florida at least).

Rare Bird Alert: March 27, 20202020-03-27T12:04:18-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: March 20, 2020

Birders are self-isolating but that doesn't yet mean we can't go out birding provided we take proper precautions. You may as well take advantage of this time to find some interesting birds. read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: March 20, 20202020-03-20T13:55:33-04:00

2020 AOS Classification Committee Proposals, Part 1

Here is the first rundown of the new bird taxonomy proposals submitted to the American Ornithological Society’s North and Middle America Classification Committee for 2020.

2020 AOS Classification Committee Proposals, Part 12020-03-18T16:02:00-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: March 13, 2020

Noteworthy birds in the ABA Area not practicing social distancing from ABA Area birders this week (I'm so sorry), include the the Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, the Garganey read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: March 13, 20202020-03-13T10:22:35-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: March 6, 2020

Still continuing into the first week of spring, at least meteorologically speaking, Garganey (ABA Code 4) in California, and the Caribbean pair of La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) and Thick-billed Vireo (4) read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: March 6, 20202020-03-06T11:04:05-05:00