In 2023, the ABA honors the Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon, as its Bird of the Year! Bold, resolute, and recognizable along much of the ABA Area’s shorelines, look for Belted Kingfisher content throughout the year in all the ABA’s media.
The ABA's 2022 Bird of the Year is the Burrowing Owl, arguably the world's most charismatic bird species!
The ABA is proud that the Pileated Woodpecker, emblem of both the wild woods and the adaptability of birds to anthropogenically altered spaces, is our 2021 Bird of the Year.
Famously gregarious, Cedar Waxwings are all about community. They share berries, they congregate at fruiting trees, they even occasionally over-imbibe. Birders, too, are frequently a social bunch.
Iiwi (Drepanis coccinea) Introduction by Nate Swick, ABA Blog editor Adult (left) and juvenile Iiwi, as depicted by our 2018 Bird of the Year artist H. Douglas Pratt With Hawaii’s inclusion in read more >>
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Introduction by Nate Swick, ABA Blog editor Ruddy Turnstones, as depicted by our 2017 Bird of the Year artist Sophie Webb. Travel to a beach just about anywhere read more >>