• This issue covers a range of topics and perspectives, all of which are about the intersection of people, birds, and the environment. Join us in learning about making birding & the outdoors accessible to all, birding in cemeteries, recent research, and more. And thank you to all of our 2021 donors!

  • Highly lauded field guide author David Sibley starts off our printed content with notes on the first known U.S. records and the identification of “Cozumel” Bananaquits. Oliver Komar presents results of his study on the field identification Pacific Parakeet and its close Middle American relatives. The Finch Research Network team reports on the 2020–2021 winter finch invasion. And as usual, we round out the fall issue of the magazine with the annual ABA Checklist Committee Report.

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  •  Podcast

    As interest in birding has grown in the last couple years, birders have turned up in some really interesting places, including the streaming platform Twitch. Dr WD40, Liz Clayton Fuller, and Ian Davies are birders who have figured out this live streaming thing and are using it to build a community read more >>

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  • September 17-25, 2022
    $3,900.00 – $4,750.00

    This tour to British Columbia has it all: birds, bears, whales, and indigenous culture! We’ll see spectacular numbers of migrating and wintering birds at the Fraser River estuary. Johnstone Strait gives us excellent opportunities to see Orcas, Humpbacks, and Northern sea lions! We’ll immerse into the world of the Kwakwaka’wakw culture. And we’ll venture into the Great Bear Rainforest to observe Grizzly Bear and Black Bear during the fruitful salmon run.
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    June 2 - 6, 2022
    $1,995.00 – $2,495.00

    When adult birders hear about our Young Birder Camps, we hear the same response over and over—“Boy, I wish they’d had birding camps when I was a kid.” Relive the best of sleepover camps, with a good deal more comfort and a LOT more birds!
  • The pinnacle of spring is when the first of year birds come hard and fast: when you’re getting 3¬¬¬¬¬-5+ birds you haven’t seen in months per day, sometimes even per hour or minute. The euphoric two-week period when this is possible, which varies across the US and Canada, is considered...

  •  Photo Quiz

    For the second consecutive month, the subject of the quiz photo is easily and quickly identifiable to family and, by most, to genus. However, despite field guides, the ABA-Area members of that genus do not make for quick and straightforward IDs...

  • A 1,000-Kilometer Journey to the Wintering Grounds
    A sense of wonder has stayed with me since seeing those Thick-billed Murre chicks jump at Prince Leopold Island on my first expedition cruise to Nunavut, as well as on subsequent trips until the most recent one in Aug. 2019.

  • 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...

  • Growing up in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains stood to the east, beckoning me toward them with dramatic snow-capped peaks on clear winter and early spring mornings. Just as enticingly, early autumn evenings hosted ominous congregations of colossal thunderheads looming above the highest...

  • 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...