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Rare Bird Alert: May 24, 2024

Late means means rarity minded birders turn their eyes to western Alaska, where Asian vagrants and birders are arriving on the islands in significant numbers. On St Paul Island in the Pribilofs, highlights read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: May 24, 20242024-05-24T15:02:39-04:00

Migratory Medleys and a Chorus of Care

Anticipating each sunrise, early birds chime in to build up a rousing and memorable soundscape of melodies and harmonies, cheeps and chatters, shouts and murmurs. Dawn Songs: A Birdwatcher’s Field Guide to the Poetics of Migration is a collection of poems and essays...

Migratory Medleys and a Chorus of Care2024-03-05T19:06:30-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: August 25, 2023

Continuing rarities in the ABA Area include both Berylline Hummingbird (ABA Code 4) and Plain-capped Starthroat (4) in southeastern Arizona, and at least one of the Large-billed Terns (5) present in Florida since read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: August 25, 20232023-08-25T10:05:08-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: November 18, 2022

I was in Texas last week for the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival and thus, not able to put together a roundup. I appreciate your patience and hope you enjoy this week's read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: November 18, 20222022-11-18T12:45:06-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: October 28, 2022

Continuing rarities in the ABA Area into this last week of October include a continuation of the ongoing Red-legged Honeycreeper (ABA Code 5) invasion, with the Texas bird continuing and more individuals read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: October 28, 20222022-10-28T09:20:39-04:00

A Thorough Resource on Bird Names

Birders love discussing bird names: whether they’re accurate, whether they’re useful, what an unusual word means, who did the naming, whom the names honor, and if they should honor anyone at all. Bird name buffs of all types will enjoy and benefit from Gary H. Meiter’s Bird is the Word...

A Thorough Resource on Bird Names2022-03-23T13:44:01-04:00

Birding by Ear: Not Just Birdwatching Any More

By incorporating sound into our bird identification toolboxes, birding can also be opened to people who can’t normally see a bird’s colorful splendor: the visually impaired.

Birding by Ear: Not Just Birdwatching Any More2020-10-28T17:19:03-04:00
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