Birding, the ABA’s 52-year-old, bimonthly flagship publication has evolved from an 8-page mimeographed newsletter to a full-color, award-winning magazine. Birding’s editors, Ted Floyd and Frank Izaguirre, plan each issue far in advance and, with the help of expert department editors and technical reviewers, refine each article and review, to ensure accuracy of content and stylistic polish. Each issue of Birding features broad coverage of various aspects of bird identification and birdfinding and a unique, unifying thematic concept. The magazine also presents expert media reviews and keeps readers on their toes with its photo quiz.
Ted Floyd is an Editor of Birding, the flagship publication of the American Birding Association. He has published widely on birds and ecological topics. Ted has written more than 125 articles, with contributions to scholarly journals such as Ecology, Oecologia, Animal Behaviour, Journal of Animal Ecology, and Trends in Ecology and Evolution and contributions to popular magazines such as Natural History, Birdwatcher’s Digest, and Birding. He has contributed chapters to textbooks and guidebooks published by Oxford University Press, Houghton Mifflin, and National Geographic. He is senior author of the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada (University of Nevada Press, 2007) and author of the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America (HarperCollins, 2008).
Frank Izaguirre is an Editor at Birding magazine and a PhD candidate in English at West Virginia University, where he is dissertating on how field guides have shaped environmental values in America. Frank loves bird books of any kind and regularly appears on the American Birding Podcast to talk about bird books. Originally from Miami, FL, he has traveled broadly throughout Latin America and greatly enjoy Neotropical birding. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife, Adrienne, and daughter, Maya.
As Associate Editor of Birding magazine and a Technical Reviewer for Birder’s Guide, Ioana Seritan compiles the Milestones column, writes the Birding Online digest, and makes sure that things sound good. Ioana grew up in the Central Valley of California, where she fell in love with raptors, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has fallen in love with seabirds, sharks, and other marine life. She also works at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco teaching aquarium guests about animals that fly through the sea instead of the air.
Noah Strycker is Associate Editor of Birding magazine, conducts the Birding interviews, and serves as Copy Editor for Birder’s Guide. He has authored five books about birds (Birding Without Borders, National Geographic Guide to the Backyard Birds of North America, Birds of the Photo Ark, The Thing with Feathers, and Among Penguins), works as a naturalist guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, and set a world Big Year record in 2015.