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My lifer Whooping Crane – something I thought I might never see


It’s been a long time coming, but I was recently guided to my lifer WHOOPING CRANE by my nephews Benjamin and Matt Hack (+ special guest star Matt’s friend Kaitie) at a lake near Dexter, Michigan. This is an ENDANGERED … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin, April 2016


  The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin, June 2015


The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and scopes, … Continue reading

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2015 Birdathon Big Day – Payne County, OK


On Saturday, 25 April, the Payne County Audubon Society hosted its annual Big Day competition as part of our two-month effort in April and May to raise the operating funds we’ll use in the coming year. Ideally, teams of birders … Continue reading

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American Birding Association – Birder’s Guides


Looking for the latest information on birding gear, birding travel, or pretty much anything else of interest to the hard-core birder?  Then please do check out the ABA’s Birder’s Guides series, available online, for FREE.  I dare you not to … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin, April 2015


The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and scopes, … Continue reading

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ABA Flight Calls – Guide to Birding Gear


2014 Birder’s Guide to Gear Online and FREE! The ABA’s 2014 Birder’s Guide to Gear should already be in the hands of ABA members, but if you haven’t seen it yet you don’t have to be a member to see … Continue reading

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ABA Flight Calls #116


In one of the ABA’s most ambitious undertakings ever, the association has partnered with New York–based publisher Scott & Nix, Inc., to produce a series of field identification guides to the birds of the U.S. states. The initiative is briskly … Continue reading

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ABA book reviews


If you’ve enjoyed my thoughts on field guides this week, then you might enjoy even more what others are saying about your next favorite book.  Check out the ABA’s book reviews.

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ABA Flight Calls – Betty Peterson Award for Conservation and Community


March 28, 2014 ABA Heading back to Alaska in 2014 After a successful two-week run on vagrant-rich St. Paul Island, Alaska, this past fall, the ABA is excited to offer that experience again in 2014. The Pribilof Islands are located … Continue reading

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ABA Flight Calls #94


Enjoy Birding Online and In Print What do the following birds have in common?—Clapper Rail, Vaux’s Swift, Island Scrub-Jay, Gray Falcon, Warbling x Red-eyed Vireo hybrid, Boreal Chickadee, Citrine Wagtail, Abert’s Towhee, Red-flanked Bluetail, and Elegant Tern. Answer: They and … Continue reading

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Waterthrush Podcast #16: Rufous-necked Wood-Rail


Episode 16 recaps the discovery of a Neotropical bird venturing into North America for the first time, relays the story of a massive wildlife trafficking ring on the Internet, and inspires us to value birds for the intrinsic worth, rather … Continue reading

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ABA Flight Calls #81: the 2013 Young Birders of the Year


2013 ABA Young Birders of the Year Announced!            ABA’s 2013 Young Birders of the Year!: Ioana Seritan, 14-18 age group, and Eric Hughes, 10-13 age group. Over the last several months, a host of inspirational young birders have been … Continue reading

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Peeps, stints, and the “gape notch” contingency


No, that’s not the title of an episode of The Big Bang Theory, that’s an allusion to a promising anatomical feature of feathering around the bill that might be a great way to distinguish Old World from New World small … Continue reading

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Hurricane Birding – ABA Reports from Sandy


Ace birder John Puschock is updating the latest on Sandy’s castaways here.

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