Tag Archives: American Birding Association

Binocular advice for birders


I’m frequently asked about my recommendations for binoculars. My first recommendation is yes, you should get a pair. Sure, you can do a lot of birding without binoculars – and 90% or more of the birds I encounter I detect … Continue reading

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2016 State of the Birds


It ain’t much better than the last one.  Check out the press release for the 2016 State of the Birds Report to see the gains and losses in conservation, and consider options for the future. (Complete and well-organized overview here.) … 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 – August 2015


RARITY FOCUS The Little Egret is an Eastern Hemisphere species, ranging from western Europe, Africa, and southern Asia and Japan south to Australia. This species was first seen in North America in Newfoundland in the spring of 1954,

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Birding Community E-Bulletin – July 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 Flight Calls #108 – buy your Federal Duck Stamp to support conservation today


Stand Up and Be Counted: Buy Duck Stamps Through the ABA! (Actually, click here!)It cannot be denied that the Duck Stamp, formally called the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, is a wonderfully effective conservation program. It also cannot be … Continue reading

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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 #96


Donate to the ABA,Win Binoculars from Eagle Optics! In the market for some new birding optics this holiday season? Help the ABA, and maybe we can help you out too! Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Eagle … 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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ABA Flight Calls #87: Young Birders’ Conference 2013


Check out this latest news from the American Birding Association. There are still spots available for the ABA’s rally in San Diego this October.  ABA staff will be joined by Southern California birding legends Jon Dunn and Guy McCaskie among … 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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