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 >>
About Nate SwickThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Andrew Walker of the Fish & Wildlife FOundation of FLorida
Redwings continue to show on both coasts of the ABA Area, with one in British Columbia and two in Nova Scotia.
The year 2020 was an especially difficult one for many of us, but for writer and birder Rebecca Heisman, perhaps more than most. In addition to the responsibilities of being the read more >>
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 >>
More thrushes to report, this time in Maine where two Redwings represent the state's 1st and 2nd records.