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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.

Birding Stories from ABA Friends

Greg Neise and Hannah Floyd each have a story to tell in this episode of the American Birding Podcast. Enjoy the spills, thrills, and warbling trills of Greg's record-breaking Big Day. And Hannah enjoys a winter day's birding during the pandemic.

Birding Stories from ABA Friends2020-12-03T14:21:11-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: November 27, 2020

It's La Sagra's season in south Florida, with a bird showing up right on time in the Florida Keys. Also 1st records for Michigan, Prince Edward Island, and possibly Virginia.

Rare Bird Alert: November 27, 20202020-11-26T15:25:55-05:00

This Month in Birding – November 2020

Jody Allair, Tom Johnson, and Jordan Rutter join host Nate Swick to talk winter finches, crossbill angst, voter fraud (for birds), and a wayward owl in New York City.

This Month in Birding – November 20202020-11-27T12:56:47-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: November 20, 2020

It's a great week for wayward flycatchers in the ABA Area, with Variegated Flycatcher in Ontario, Cuban Pewee in Florida, and Newfoundland's 1st record of Vermilion Flycatcher. British Columbia, Ohio, and Idaho also host 1sts this week.

Rare Bird Alert: November 20, 20202020-11-19T17:11:37-05:00

What Now in Bird Policy with Tykee James

With a new presidential administration with new conservation priorities on the horizon, Tykee James of On Word for Wildlife joins us to talk about what birders and conservationists in the United States can expect in the next few months.

What Now in Bird Policy with Tykee James2020-11-18T13:45:53-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: November 13, 2020

Virginia becomes the latest state in 2020 to host a Gray Heron, the farthest south this species has been seen in the ABA Area and only the 2nd Lower 48 record. Also, Ash-throated Flycatchers spread across the continent and Evening Grosbeaks hit Florida!

Rare Bird Alert: November 13, 20202020-11-12T16:53:38-05:00

Loving the Unloved Vulture with Katie Fallon

Despite being one of the most ubiquitous birds in the Americas, the homely Turkey Vulture is often saddled with a poor reputation. Katie Fallon, author of "Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird" wants to change that.

Loving the Unloved Vulture with Katie Fallon2020-11-11T12:03:03-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: November 6, 2020

It's Novembird! And the month begins with a real bang in the form of Rhode Island's 1st Common Cuckoo, as well as 1st Yellow-eyed Junco for Kansas and Pacific Golden-Plover for Connecticut.

Rare Bird Alert: November 6, 20202020-11-05T17:01:42-05:00

Kestrels in the Hood with Najada Davis

Filmmaker Najada Davis's experience documenting a pair of American Kestrels nesting in downtown Cleveland became the short film, "Kestrels in the Hood".

Kestrels in the Hood with Najada Davis2020-11-11T14:42:05-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: October 30, 2020

Arizona leads with continuing rarities for yet another week, headlined by Eared Quetzals (ABA Code 4) and a Northern Jacana (4). Florida continues to host a Black-faced Grassquit (4)  and California read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: October 30, 20202020-10-29T17:18:45-04:00
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