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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: January 29, 2021

The thrush rush continues with Redwings in Newfoundland and New Brunswick! Also Little Gull in Mississippi and Black-headed Grosbeak in Maine.

Rare Bird Alert: January 29, 20212021-01-28T23:53:31-05:00

This Month in Birding – January 2021

This Month in Birding for January 2021 brings together Danielle Belleny, Sam DeJarnett, and Sean Milnes to talk Audubon woes, condor reintroduction, gear snobbery and birding with Gucci!

This Month in Birding – January 20212021-02-03T14:09:52-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 22, 2021

Because of rising COVID-19 cases in many states and provinces, 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: January 22, 20212021-01-21T17:19:10-05:00

Notes from the High Arctic with Clare Kines

Birder and photographer Clare Kines joins Nate to talk about the birding and nature experiences to be found at Arctic Bay, north of the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island in Nunavut.

Notes from the High Arctic with Clare Kines2021-01-21T08:46:31-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 15, 2021

Because of rising COVID-19 cases in many states and provinces, 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: January 15, 20212021-01-14T17:46:17-05:00

How to Be “Hawky” with Janet Ng

Dr. Janet Ng studies raptors on the southern Canadian plains, looking for ways for the birds of this unique landscape can share the land with humans using it for energy development.

How to Be “Hawky” with Janet Ng2021-01-13T14:56:41-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 8, 2021

Because of rising COVID-19 cases in many states and provinces, 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: January 8, 20212021-01-07T16:52:16-05:00

A Guide to Bird Behavior with John Kricher

Author, educator, and scientist John Kricher's new book on Bird Behavior is a nice addition to the excellent Peterson Reference Guide series. He joins Nate to chat about this culmination of his career and the nuances of communicating complicated concepts to laypeople.

A Guide to Bird Behavior with John Kricher2021-01-06T10:39:06-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 1, 2021

A Hawfinch in Yukon Territory, a territorial 1st and a 1st for Canada, is a fantastic way to end the year in rarities. Plus 1st records for Tennessee, Virginia, and Delaware.

Rare Bird Alert: January 1, 20212020-12-31T16:18:38-05:00
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