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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: March 5, 2021

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

Rare Bird Alert: March 5, 20212021-03-04T14:15:26-05:00

Unraveling a Nighthawk Migration Mystery with Elly Knight

GPS backpacks have revealed the migratory routes of the mysterious Common Nighthawk. Researcher Elly Knight joins us to talk about her findings and what it's like working with such an idiosyncratic bird.

Unraveling a Nighthawk Migration Mystery with Elly Knight2021-03-04T14:51:39-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: February 26, 2021

Cold weather in Mexico could drive southern birds across the Rio Grande in to the ABA Area. Indeed, a remarkable Blue Bunting in San Antonio and a Yellow-faced Grassquit in Brownsville could be the first of many.

Rare Bird Alert: February 26, 20212021-02-25T17:41:28-05:00

This Month in Birding – February 2021

Jennie Duberstein, Jordan Rutter, and Brodie Cass Talbott join host Nate Swick to round up the birding news of the month, including owl drama in NYC and the question of whether the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect is a real thing or not.

This Month in Birding – February 20212021-02-25T15:01:03-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: February 19, 2021

Lots of continuing ABA rarities are joined by 1st state records from Georgia (Heermann's Gull) and Connecticut (Great Skua). Plus Nova Scotia boasts a remarkable 5 individual Redwings!

Rare Bird Alert: February 19, 20212021-02-19T10:17:06-05:00

2021 AOS Classification Committee Proposals, Part 1

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, Part 12021-02-10T12:08:00-05:00
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