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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: February 21, 2020

Rare birds continuing into the third week of February include the stunning Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, plus of familiars La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) in Florida and Garganey (4) read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: February 21, 20202020-02-21T10:17:15-05:00

The Importance of a Breeding Bird Atlas with Gabriel Foley

Many states and provinces are increasingly interested in tackling a comprehensive survey of the birds in their regions. With the help help of technology, this ambitious undertaking is more achievable than ever.

The Importance of a Breeding Bird Atlas with Gabriel Foley2020-02-20T14:07:32-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: February 14, 2020

Last week's Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington joins the familiar La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) in Florida and long-staying Garganey (4) in California in the continuing category. The Accentor appears to be pretty pretty reliable these days, which is fantastic for all the birders who have made the trip to see this stunning east Asian vagrant.

Rare Bird Alert: February 14, 20202020-02-14T14:56:08-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: February 7, 2020

IVORY GULL in Montana! SIBERIAN ACCENTOR in Washington! Late winter is producing some interesting rare birds across the ABA Area. Get caught up at the ABA's Rare Bird Alert.

Rare Bird Alert: February 7, 20202020-02-07T15:44:53-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 31, 2020

As with last week, a La Sagra's Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a Garganey (4) in California represent the continuing continental rarities. Newfoundland has had an excellent winter for read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: January 31, 20202020-02-04T11:21:20-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 24, 2020

Exciting for Oregon this week was a Mountain Plover discovered in Clatsop. The bird is quite close, as the plover flies, from an individual in extreme southwestern Washington a few weeks ago, and birders have speculated that this might be the same bird having relocated across the mouth of the Columbia River.

Rare Bird Alert: January 24, 20202020-01-24T15:00:03-05:00

2020 Bird of the Year Artist Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony’s work has been featured in major American museums and on the covers of roots albums. He is every bit as gregarious as a Cedar Waxwing, as you’ll see in this interview with host Nate Swick from this year’s Bird of the Year reveal party in Tony’s hometown of Chicago.

2020 Bird of the Year Artist Tony Fitzpatrick2020-02-04T16:22:15-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 17, 2020

Continuing rare birds in the ABA Area include the La Sagra’s Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a female Garganey (4) in California.

Rare Bird Alert: January 17, 20202020-01-22T15:20:40-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 10, 2020

Continuing rarities in the ABA Area include a Garganey (ABA Code 4) in California, both La Sagra’s Flycatcher (4) and Antillean Palm-Swift (5) in Florida, and a Streak-backed Oriole (4) continuing to visit a feeder in Arizona.

Rare Bird Alert: January 10, 20202020-01-22T15:20:00-05:00