Young Birder Blog Birding #1

Compiled by Sarah Toner

It’s January! Everyone’s year lists were reset to zero, and we had a whole month to try to get them to their previous size again! I’m currently at 66, but I haven’t been out of my semi-frozen home county this year. According to eBird, someone has already seen 266 birds this month. Time to get birding! –ST

This was technically posted in December, but I can’t resist this wonderful video from Earthbird's Blog:
It's Christmas Eve and for some reason I'm cleaning out old files on my computer. However, I came across this timelapse painting I made some years ago — must have been during the holidays, because I put it to Tchaikovsky's Russian Dance. Kinda quirky, but hopefully it'll put you in the holiday spirit too. 🙂

At Such-n-Such Bird Blog, Marcel Such describes his first of year birds:
Another Great Horned joined the first, and soon we were able to distinguish four owls calling out somewhere in the dark – two males and two females.  Though rather difficult to sex a single bird by call alone, being able to hear them together makes the lower-pitched call of the male easily identifiable.

Late January is great for ducks and gulls, and Ali Iyoob found a jackpot:
Well, it’s been a pretty crazy week for the triangle, as there seems to be a huge ocean bird influx. Already, over 15 Long-tailed Ducks have been seen, plus White-winged and Black Scoter. But when I birded Falls Dam today, and was shocked to find over 5000 gulls on the lake.

Kyle Kittelberger at Birding with Kyle sees a daydreaming goose:
On December 19, during the Durham CBC, Brian Bockhahn found a Greater White-fronted Goose on a pond with many Canada Geese. Being only 25 minutes away from me, I quickly drove over to the goose.

Neil Gilbert at ObsessiveCompulsive Birding (and past-manager of The Eyrie) lands a dream job:
No, it wasn't a dream! I really do have a job wandering around outside looking at birds! I worked another shift Monday morning and once again thoroughly enjoyed myself.


In accordance with the bylaws of the American Birding Association, the Board of Directors has set the date for the next Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association for Saturday, September 22, 2018. Time and place are 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the American Birding Expo, to be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456 

The official Notice of the Meeting and the Proxy will be distributed to members on or after July 24, 2018, but no later than September 12, 2018

Please click here for location, electronic proxy ballot and other details >>