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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: October 16, 2020

As it has all summer and well into the fall, the southwest part of the ABA Area has been full of great birds. This week is no exception, especially with continuing read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: October 16, 20202020-10-17T20:18:10-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: October 9, 2020

Fall 2020 continues to be a good one, with multiple 1st records this week including an extraordinary European Golden-Plover in New Mexico of all places. Also 1sts for NC, CT, OH, and DE.

Rare Bird Alert: October 9, 20202020-10-09T10:12:04-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: October 2, 2020

The amazing Eared Quetzal irruption continues and New Mexico gets into the fun with its 1st record. Northwest Territories boasts a 1st Nashville Warbler and British Columbia hosts a strange pairing of Red-legged Kittiwake and Nazca Booby.

Rare Bird Alert: October 2, 20202020-10-02T17:42:21-04:00

Noc-Mig Magic with Mark James Pearson

Recording and identifying nocturnal flight calls has been a popular way for birders in the ABA Area to document migration, and has inspired an entire community to keep track of those read more >>

Noc-Mig Magic with Mark James Pearson2020-09-30T14:13:49-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: September 25, 2020

Northern Wheatears turn up in Pennsylvania, Ontario, and Massachusetts this week. New Jersey's 1st Wood Sandpiper, South Dakota's 1st Painted Redstart, and Florida's 1st Hermit Warbler.

Rare Bird Alert: September 25, 20202020-09-24T16:12:37-04:00

This Month in Birding – September 2020

Host Nate Swick is joined by Nicole Jackson, Nick Lund, and Mo Stych to talk about all the birding news from September 2020 including mysterious bird deaths, waffle-eating Wood Storks, and a new bird mascot for the University of Illinois.

This Month in Birding – September 20202020-10-06T15:30:41-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: September 18, 2020

Hurricane Sally made landfall this week, bringing Mississippi's 1st record of Red-footed Booby with it. Oregon also gets a 1st with Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. And Black-throated Gray Warblers and Neotropic Cormorants continue to turn up across the east.

Rare Bird Alert: September 18, 20202020-09-19T10:27:08-04:00
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