>, By Nate Swick|2020-01-24T15:00:03-05:00January 24th, 2020|. https://www.aba.org/how-to-know-the-birds-by-ted-floyd/, Expert Advice for All Levels of Bird Photography, Excellent Essays and Fantastic Photos Reveal Threats to Western Hemisphere Birds, How to Know the Birds: No. Nate is an avi… Before advertising the presence of a rare bird, evaluate the potential for disturbance to the bird, its surroundings, and other people in the area, and proceed only if access can be controlled, disturbance can be minimized, and permission has been obtained from private landowners. Brown Boobys are all over the midwest, with birds in Tennessee, Ontario, and Ohio, the latter representing the state's 1st. By Nate Swick|2020-09-11T16:28:32-04:00September 11th, 2020|. List number one, on a single sheet of paper, offered some 50 birds books for sale. They share berries, they congregate at fruiting trees, they even occasionally over-imbibe. [read more…], Roads, Peoples, Birds, Mountaintops, & Billabongs by Dean Fisher, In To See Every Bird on Earth, author Dan Koeppel, while chronicling the first globetrotting birders, describes Dean Fisher: “When I first heard about Fisher, [read more…]. ABA Continental. This Nelson's Sparrow has a gray median crown stripe (see photo below). In fact, much of the solid advice in this chapter can apply to improving one’s birding skills in general. In 1991 the business was purchased by Allen Hale and moved to Virginia. ABA's Birding News >> Georgia Georgia bird news by date. To sum up, this book will have ample ideas for getting the most out of any photo gear you choose. Laura Keene - 763 (2016) 5. Want to easily find posts that mention ABA rare birds? A bunch of 1st records to report this week - Brewer's Sparrow in PA, Common Ringed Plover in VT, and Bell's Vireo in BC. Onward and upward! Neil Hayward. Some personal highlights for me: • My kids are teenagers now, how’d that [read more…], For the last Birding photo quiz of the 2010s, we turned the proceedings over to four teen birders who were recent participants in the ABA’s Young Birder of the Year program. ABA Checklist Committee Will Not Remove Ivory-billed Woodpecker From The Category Of "Extinct" Until "Unequivocal Proof" Of Rediscovery Is Produced!!! GROUP GUIDELINES: This group is for sharing rare and notable reports from the ABA Area. Many birders opt for even simpler, smaller, and more affordable all-in-one super zooms (or “bridge” cameras, that bridge the gap from small, cheap point-and-shoots to DSLRs). Ranging from online sharing and making cards or calendars to entering contests and giving talks, I quite enjoyed this section as a beautiful way to wrap up the whole package presented in this book. How to Know the Birds: No. On the Surfbirds website. Birders, too, are frequently a social bunch. Log in; Kk. Olaf Danielson. #abarare – ABA Blog. 2016 ABA. Also 1sts for NC, CT, OH, and DE. You can even comment like you did before (and we encourage that!). Rare birds show up all the time, that is why you must always be on the lookout for unusual birds. As is typically the case, we ease into the rare bird world  at the top of the year. Given the explosive growth of digital bird photography in the last decade or so, there have been surprisingly few titles devoted to the topic despite the proliferation of birding books in the same time span. So I think the best parts of this chapter are the big ideas of what to look for in camera gear rather than the specific models given as examples. ... (1/14). Also, Ash-throated Flycatchers spread across the continent and Evening Grosbeaks hit Florida! read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-03-13T10:22:35-04:00March 13th, 2020|, Noteworthy birds in the ABA Area not practicing social distancing from ABA Area birders this week (I'm so sorry), include the the Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, the Garganey read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-03-06T11:04:05-05:00March 6th, 2020|, Still continuing into the first week of spring, at least meteorologically speaking, Garganey (ABA Code 4) in California, and the Caribbean pair of La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) and Thick-billed Vireo (4) read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-02-28T11:40:36-05:00February 28th, 2020|. ABA Area Change Location All Years Current Year Global Big Day May 9, 2020 October Big Day Oct 19, 2019 Global Big Day May 4, 2019 October Big Day Oct 6, 2018 Global Big Day May 5, 2018 Global Big Day May 13, 2017 Global Big Day May 14, 2016 Global Big Day May 9, 2015 The content that you have enjoyed this last decade is not going anywhere. By Nate Swick|2020-11-26T15:25:55-05:00November 27th, 2020|. And the month begins with a real bang in the form of Rhode Island's 1st Common Cuckoo, as well as 1st Yellow-eyed Junco for Kansas and Pacific Golden-Plover for Connecticut. By Nate Swick|2020-02-07T15:44:53-05:00February 7th, 2020|. Updated on November 29, 2020, 5:05 pm | View page in digest format ("Siler-style"). Her image processing workflow is laid out in a well-organized sequence, with well-chosen photos showing key steps along the way. The American Birding Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. But I think its real strength is having the comprehensive expert advice to give someone the tools to make the transition from being a birder with a camera to becoming a serious bird photographer (or to just progress anywhere along that continuum). By Nate Swick|2020-01-22T15:20:40-05:00January 17th, 2020|. aba.org - null Landscape version of the Flipboard logo. Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to find a rare bird. Today the American Birding Association (ABA) just released the highly-anticipated checklist update (8.0) Many birders, including current and past Big Year birders were eager to see which birds from Hawaii would "make the cut" onto the "new ABA" checklist- including Hawaii. By Nate Swick|2020-11-19T17:11:37-05:00November 20th, 2020|. Experience can help in the identification of a less-common species, but experience does not guarantee success in efforts for finding a "Code 5" rare bird. Shots obtained this way are great for ID reference, documentation, gripping off your buddies, etc. Getting close also helps to even the playing field between more modest camera rigs and big guns. Her suggestions of choosing locations where birds are used to people, moving carefully and blending in, using hides (portable blinds, vehicles, and boats), and attracting birds all can contribute to ethically narrowing the distance to your subject. Read More Rare Bird Alert: January 10, 2020 flipped into Wings. Bill is especially fond of his involvement with the ABA’s Institute for Field Ornithology and Young Birder Programs. Welcome to 2020! There are bound to be some gems in the mix, but many bird photos taken without planning and technical consideration are disappointing or just so-so for a variety of reasons. Or just browse the lists below. Also 1st records for Michigan, Prince Edward Island, and possibly Virginia. Florida’s 3rd record of Hammond’s Flycatcher had been masquerading as a Least Flycatcher in Collier for several weeks before someone noticed that the wings were a little too long. Updated on November 14, 2020, 10:50 am. Continuing rare birds in the ABA Area include the La Sagra’s Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a female Garganey (4) in California. Along with the Southern Bald Ibis, these birds prefer arid landscape over wetlands, and will breed on cliffs rather than in trees. Popular Storyboards. But the highlight is Massachusetts's (and the Lower 48's) 1st record of Gray Heron near Nantucket Island. Zugunruhe is taking hold among our remaining ABA Area vagrants. They’re learning about birds and nature. It is maintained by the American Birding Association... ABA Rare Bird Alert aba.org - null Landscape version of the ... Log in; Kk. Complementing the “Getting Close” chapter is “Beauty Close to Home,” which promotes staying home in a bird-friendly backyard to get great photos. Copyright © 2020 American Birding Association, Inc. No material displayed on the ABA website may be reproduced in any form without the express prior written consent of the ABA. Please note that due to staff working from home and the holiday season, orders will not be shipped until the first of the year. Rare Bird Alert: November 27, 2020 Nate Swick 2020-11-26T15:25:55-05:00 November 27th, 2020 | It's La Sagra's season in south Florida, with a bird showing up right on time in the Florida Keys. Open in app; Sign up. Florida continues to host a Black-faced Grassquit (4)  and California read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-10-23T09:47:27-04:00October 23rd, 2020|, Continuing rarities in the ABA Area come from the south, with the European Golden-Plover (ABA Code 4) in New Mexico still hanging on, and Northern Jacana (4) and Eared Quetzal (4) read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-10-17T20:18:10-04:00October 16th, 2020|, As it has all summer and well into the fall, the southwest part of the ABA Area has been full of great birds. And here at the ABA we’ve been doing a lot of that internally, and in our various publications this year. As is typically the case, we ease into the rare bird world at the top of the year. Today we offer and stock the largest selection of ornithology books in North America; over 2,000 titles in print, including field guides, finding guides, and scientific textbooks. 2019 contenders are in bold. The American Birding Association celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year and one aspect of its celebration was a reprint of the first issue of the publication now known as Birding.. What is apparent from the reprint, as well as other accounts of the ABA’s early years, is that the ABA was founded in large part to address information and communication shortcomings in the birding community. The bird is quite close, as the plover flies, from an individual in extreme southwestern Washington a few weeks ago, and birders have speculated that this might be the same bird having relocated across the mouth of the Columbia River. Report rare birds to your state ornithological committee or Audubon society and through eBird. Northern Wheatears turn up in Pennsylvania, Ontario, and Massachusetts this week. California has both a Garganey (4) and a Red-footed Booby (4) and Florida birders have kept tabs on the continuing La Sagra’s Flycatcher (4) [read more…], The end of 2019 means that we’re coming to the end of the ABA’s 50th, looking forward to the our next 50. The ABA Blog launched all the way back in 2010 in a time of intense transition at the organization. Famously gregarious, Cedar Waxwings are all about community. IVORY GULL in Montana! ABA's Birding News >> New Hampshire New Hampshire bird news by date. Bill is a popular birding guide, speaker, and workshop instructor. By Nate Swick|2020-11-12T16:53:38-05:00November 13th, 2020|. By Nate Swick|2020-07-31T13:47:20-04:00July 31st, 2020|, Because of COVID-19 related Stay-at-Home orders in many states and provinces, the purpose of this report is to keep homebound birders caught up rare bird sightings across the ABA Area during read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-07-23T21:51:09-04:00July 24th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-16T14:59:11-04:00July 17th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-13T13:36:18-04:00July 10th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-03T16:10:30-04:00July 3rd, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-29T15:07:08-04:00June 26th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-19T13:59:23-04:00June 19th, 2020|, Because of COVID-19 related Stay-at-Home orders in many states and provinces, the purpose of this report is to keep homebound birders caught up rare bird sightings across the ABA Area during spring read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-06-12T12:30:07-04:00June 12th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-05T10:51:43-04:00June 5th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-04T22:04:54-04:00May 29th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-22T09:58:25-04:00May 22nd, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-15T10:31:08-04:00May 15th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-07T17:37:01-04:00May 8th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-01T09:58:10-04:00May 1st, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-24T14:16:56-04:00April 24th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-17T10:11:01-04:00April 17th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-10T09:37:46-04:00April 10th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-03T11:20:39-04:00April 3rd, 2020|, We're still going to continue doing this weekly feature even while COVID-19 is making birding and, especially, rarity chasing more difficult. Birding Book Reviews: https://www.aba.org/book-reviews/, American Birding Podcast: https://www.aba.org/podcast/, ABA Weekly Rare Bird Alert: https://www.aba.org/aba-rare-bird-alert/, Ted Floyd’s How to Know the Birds: https://www.aba.org/how-to-know-the-birds-by-ted-floyd/, Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior by Marie Read. The archive has all CTBirds messages going back to the start of the list in 2007. Mistake 2: I didn't have any phone numbers for local birders to come and see such an exciting and rare bird. By Nate Swick|2020-09-03T17:05:33-04:00September 4th, 2020|. There are some great ideas here for setting up what amounts to a wild bird photography studio right out the back door, and even though the examples may be specific to Read’s property, I’m sure folks’ minds will envision adapting the ideas to their situations. Weekend reads NBC News. By Nate Swick|2020-10-29T17:18:45-04:00October 30th, 2020|, Arizona leads with continuing rarities for yet another week, headlined by Eared Quetzals (ABA Code 4) and a Northern Jacana (4). Bill Schmoker is known in the birding community as a leading digital photographer of birds. Exciting for Oregon this week was a Mountain Plover discovered in Clatsop. Jay Lehman. Read’s chapter on “Equipment Essentials” has lots of good advice as well but veers slightly toward tricky ground. Want to easily find posts that mention ABA rare birds? Blog Archive: 2010 . The American Birding Association (ABA) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, dedicated to recreational birding in Canada and the United States. It's a great week for wayward flycatchers in the ABA Area, with Variegated Flycatcher in Ontario, Cuban Pewee in Florida, and Newfoundland's 1st record of Vermilion Flycatcher. John Weigel - 784 (2016) 2. 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Brown Boobys are all over the midwest, with birds in Tennessee, Ontario, and Ohio, the latter representing the state's 1st. By Nate Swick|2020-09-11T16:28:32-04:00September 11th, 2020|. List number one, on a single sheet of paper, offered some 50 birds books for sale. They share berries, they congregate at fruiting trees, they even occasionally over-imbibe. [read more…], Roads, Peoples, Birds, Mountaintops, & Billabongs by Dean Fisher, In To See Every Bird on Earth, author Dan Koeppel, while chronicling the first globetrotting birders, describes Dean Fisher: “When I first heard about Fisher, [read more…]. ABA Continental. This Nelson's Sparrow has a gray median crown stripe (see photo below). In fact, much of the solid advice in this chapter can apply to improving one’s birding skills in general. In 1991 the business was purchased by Allen Hale and moved to Virginia. ABA's Birding News >> Georgia Georgia bird news by date. To sum up, this book will have ample ideas for getting the most out of any photo gear you choose. Laura Keene - 763 (2016) 5. Want to easily find posts that mention ABA rare birds? A bunch of 1st records to report this week - Brewer's Sparrow in PA, Common Ringed Plover in VT, and Bell's Vireo in BC. Onward and upward! Neil Hayward. Some personal highlights for me: • My kids are teenagers now, how’d that [read more…], For the last Birding photo quiz of the 2010s, we turned the proceedings over to four teen birders who were recent participants in the ABA’s Young Birder of the Year program. ABA Checklist Committee Will Not Remove Ivory-billed Woodpecker From The Category Of "Extinct" Until "Unequivocal Proof" Of Rediscovery Is Produced!!! GROUP GUIDELINES: This group is for sharing rare and notable reports from the ABA Area. Many birders opt for even simpler, smaller, and more affordable all-in-one super zooms (or “bridge” cameras, that bridge the gap from small, cheap point-and-shoots to DSLRs). Ranging from online sharing and making cards or calendars to entering contests and giving talks, I quite enjoyed this section as a beautiful way to wrap up the whole package presented in this book. How to Know the Birds: No. On the Surfbirds website. Birders, too, are frequently a social bunch. Log in; Kk. Olaf Danielson. #abarare – ABA Blog. 2016 ABA. Also 1sts for NC, CT, OH, and DE. You can even comment like you did before (and we encourage that!). Rare birds show up all the time, that is why you must always be on the lookout for unusual birds. As is typically the case, we ease into the rare bird world  at the top of the year. Given the explosive growth of digital bird photography in the last decade or so, there have been surprisingly few titles devoted to the topic despite the proliferation of birding books in the same time span. So I think the best parts of this chapter are the big ideas of what to look for in camera gear rather than the specific models given as examples. ... (1/14). Also, Ash-throated Flycatchers spread across the continent and Evening Grosbeaks hit Florida! read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-03-13T10:22:35-04:00March 13th, 2020|, Noteworthy birds in the ABA Area not practicing social distancing from ABA Area birders this week (I'm so sorry), include the the Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, the Garganey read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-03-06T11:04:05-05:00March 6th, 2020|, Still continuing into the first week of spring, at least meteorologically speaking, Garganey (ABA Code 4) in California, and the Caribbean pair of La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) and Thick-billed Vireo (4) read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-02-28T11:40:36-05:00February 28th, 2020|. ABA Area Change Location All Years Current Year Global Big Day May 9, 2020 October Big Day Oct 19, 2019 Global Big Day May 4, 2019 October Big Day Oct 6, 2018 Global Big Day May 5, 2018 Global Big Day May 13, 2017 Global Big Day May 14, 2016 Global Big Day May 9, 2015 The content that you have enjoyed this last decade is not going anywhere. By Nate Swick|2020-11-26T15:25:55-05:00November 27th, 2020|. And the month begins with a real bang in the form of Rhode Island's 1st Common Cuckoo, as well as 1st Yellow-eyed Junco for Kansas and Pacific Golden-Plover for Connecticut. By Nate Swick|2020-02-07T15:44:53-05:00February 7th, 2020|. Updated on November 29, 2020, 5:05 pm | View page in digest format ("Siler-style"). Her image processing workflow is laid out in a well-organized sequence, with well-chosen photos showing key steps along the way. The American Birding Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. But I think its real strength is having the comprehensive expert advice to give someone the tools to make the transition from being a birder with a camera to becoming a serious bird photographer (or to just progress anywhere along that continuum). By Nate Swick|2020-01-22T15:20:40-05:00January 17th, 2020|. aba.org - null Landscape version of the Flipboard logo. Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to find a rare bird. Today the American Birding Association (ABA) just released the highly-anticipated checklist update (8.0) Many birders, including current and past Big Year birders were eager to see which birds from Hawaii would "make the cut" onto the "new ABA" checklist- including Hawaii. By Nate Swick|2020-11-19T17:11:37-05:00November 20th, 2020|. Experience can help in the identification of a less-common species, but experience does not guarantee success in efforts for finding a "Code 5" rare bird. Shots obtained this way are great for ID reference, documentation, gripping off your buddies, etc. Getting close also helps to even the playing field between more modest camera rigs and big guns. Her suggestions of choosing locations where birds are used to people, moving carefully and blending in, using hides (portable blinds, vehicles, and boats), and attracting birds all can contribute to ethically narrowing the distance to your subject. Read More Rare Bird Alert: January 10, 2020 flipped into Wings. Bill is especially fond of his involvement with the ABA’s Institute for Field Ornithology and Young Birder Programs. Welcome to 2020! There are bound to be some gems in the mix, but many bird photos taken without planning and technical consideration are disappointing or just so-so for a variety of reasons. Or just browse the lists below. Also 1st records for Michigan, Prince Edward Island, and possibly Virginia. Florida’s 3rd record of Hammond’s Flycatcher had been masquerading as a Least Flycatcher in Collier for several weeks before someone noticed that the wings were a little too long. Updated on November 14, 2020, 10:50 am. Continuing rare birds in the ABA Area include the La Sagra’s Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a female Garganey (4) in California. Along with the Southern Bald Ibis, these birds prefer arid landscape over wetlands, and will breed on cliffs rather than in trees. Popular Storyboards. But the highlight is Massachusetts's (and the Lower 48's) 1st record of Gray Heron near Nantucket Island. Zugunruhe is taking hold among our remaining ABA Area vagrants. They’re learning about birds and nature. It is maintained by the American Birding Association... ABA Rare Bird Alert aba.org - null Landscape version of the ... Log in; Kk. Complementing the “Getting Close” chapter is “Beauty Close to Home,” which promotes staying home in a bird-friendly backyard to get great photos. Copyright © 2020 American Birding Association, Inc. No material displayed on the ABA website may be reproduced in any form without the express prior written consent of the ABA. Please note that due to staff working from home and the holiday season, orders will not be shipped until the first of the year. Rare Bird Alert: November 27, 2020 Nate Swick 2020-11-26T15:25:55-05:00 November 27th, 2020 | It's La Sagra's season in south Florida, with a bird showing up right on time in the Florida Keys. Open in app; Sign up. Florida continues to host a Black-faced Grassquit (4)  and California read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-10-23T09:47:27-04:00October 23rd, 2020|, Continuing rarities in the ABA Area come from the south, with the European Golden-Plover (ABA Code 4) in New Mexico still hanging on, and Northern Jacana (4) and Eared Quetzal (4) read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-10-17T20:18:10-04:00October 16th, 2020|, As it has all summer and well into the fall, the southwest part of the ABA Area has been full of great birds. And here at the ABA we’ve been doing a lot of that internally, and in our various publications this year. As is typically the case, we ease into the rare bird world at the top of the year. Today we offer and stock the largest selection of ornithology books in North America; over 2,000 titles in print, including field guides, finding guides, and scientific textbooks. 2019 contenders are in bold. The American Birding Association celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year and one aspect of its celebration was a reprint of the first issue of the publication now known as Birding.. What is apparent from the reprint, as well as other accounts of the ABA’s early years, is that the ABA was founded in large part to address information and communication shortcomings in the birding community. The bird is quite close, as the plover flies, from an individual in extreme southwestern Washington a few weeks ago, and birders have speculated that this might be the same bird having relocated across the mouth of the Columbia River. Report rare birds to your state ornithological committee or Audubon society and through eBird. Northern Wheatears turn up in Pennsylvania, Ontario, and Massachusetts this week. California has both a Garganey (4) and a Red-footed Booby (4) and Florida birders have kept tabs on the continuing La Sagra’s Flycatcher (4) [read more…], The end of 2019 means that we’re coming to the end of the ABA’s 50th, looking forward to the our next 50. The ABA Blog launched all the way back in 2010 in a time of intense transition at the organization. Famously gregarious, Cedar Waxwings are all about community. IVORY GULL in Montana! ABA's Birding News >> New Hampshire New Hampshire bird news by date. Bill is a popular birding guide, speaker, and workshop instructor. By Nate Swick|2020-11-12T16:53:38-05:00November 13th, 2020|. By Nate Swick|2020-07-31T13:47:20-04:00July 31st, 2020|, Because of COVID-19 related Stay-at-Home orders in many states and provinces, the purpose of this report is to keep homebound birders caught up rare bird sightings across the ABA Area during read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-07-23T21:51:09-04:00July 24th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-16T14:59:11-04:00July 17th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-13T13:36:18-04:00July 10th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-03T16:10:30-04:00July 3rd, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-29T15:07:08-04:00June 26th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-19T13:59:23-04:00June 19th, 2020|, Because of COVID-19 related Stay-at-Home orders in many states and provinces, the purpose of this report is to keep homebound birders caught up rare bird sightings across the ABA Area during spring read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-06-12T12:30:07-04:00June 12th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-05T10:51:43-04:00June 5th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-04T22:04:54-04:00May 29th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-22T09:58:25-04:00May 22nd, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-15T10:31:08-04:00May 15th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-07T17:37:01-04:00May 8th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-01T09:58:10-04:00May 1st, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-24T14:16:56-04:00April 24th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-17T10:11:01-04:00April 17th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-10T09:37:46-04:00April 10th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-03T11:20:39-04:00April 3rd, 2020|, We're still going to continue doing this weekly feature even while COVID-19 is making birding and, especially, rarity chasing more difficult. Birding Book Reviews: https://www.aba.org/book-reviews/, American Birding Podcast: https://www.aba.org/podcast/, ABA Weekly Rare Bird Alert: https://www.aba.org/aba-rare-bird-alert/, Ted Floyd’s How to Know the Birds: https://www.aba.org/how-to-know-the-birds-by-ted-floyd/, Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior by Marie Read. The archive has all CTBirds messages going back to the start of the list in 2007. Mistake 2: I didn't have any phone numbers for local birders to come and see such an exciting and rare bird. By Nate Swick|2020-09-03T17:05:33-04:00September 4th, 2020|. There are some great ideas here for setting up what amounts to a wild bird photography studio right out the back door, and even though the examples may be specific to Read’s property, I’m sure folks’ minds will envision adapting the ideas to their situations. Weekend reads NBC News. By Nate Swick|2020-10-29T17:18:45-04:00October 30th, 2020|, Arizona leads with continuing rarities for yet another week, headlined by Eared Quetzals (ABA Code 4) and a Northern Jacana (4). Bill Schmoker is known in the birding community as a leading digital photographer of birds. Exciting for Oregon this week was a Mountain Plover discovered in Clatsop. Jay Lehman. Read’s chapter on “Equipment Essentials” has lots of good advice as well but veers slightly toward tricky ground. Want to easily find posts that mention ABA rare birds? Blog Archive: 2010 . The American Birding Association (ABA) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, dedicated to recreational birding in Canada and the United States. It's a great week for wayward flycatchers in the ABA Area, with Variegated Flycatcher in Ontario, Cuban Pewee in Florida, and Newfoundland's 1st record of Vermilion Flycatcher. John Weigel - 784 (2016) 2. 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Dorian Anderson. This website uses cookies and third party services. Filter Birding News by making a selection from the dropdown. These are perfectly fine and fun reasons to employ photography in your bag of birding tricks (and I think it is important to remember that there’s no “right” way to do any art form as long as you enjoy yourself). But there are a couple nice state firsts for those birders looking to get their year lists off right. Continuing rare birds in the ABA Area include the La Sagra’s Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a female Garganey (4) in California. Each one of them took a whack at the Nov. 2019 Birding Featured Photo, and each one of them pretty quickly got around to [read more…], As we head into the end of 2019, there are still a handful of rare birds in the ABA Area to note. ABA Rare Bird Alert has 25,214 members. Besides questions about gear, I also get frequent inquiries about difficulties with bird photography such as blurriness, being too light or too dark, not capturing enough detail and/or compelling behavior, or trouble tracking flying birds. You’ll still hear from all of us. By Nate Swick|2020-02-28T15:10:30-05:00February 21st, 2020|, Rare birds continuing into the third week of February include the stunning Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, plus of familiars La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) in Florida and Garganey (4) read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-02-28T17:08:05-05:00February 14th, 2020|. While I think that DSLRs indeed still offer the greatest photographic potential, new formats such as mirrorless interchangeable lens systems are fast approaching DLSR performance in a smaller package. Fall 2020 continues to be a good one, with multiple 1st records this week including an extraordinary European Golden-Plover in New Mexico of all places. It is rewarding to see your photos doing something besides languishing on a hard drive somewhere, so I applaud Read’s choice to finish with this topic and appreciate her concrete tips to put photos to use. They’re outside. Or it will be in a few hours. At the complete and official CT Birds archive. I’d have no hesitation recommending this book to anyone heading out birding with camera in hand. British Columbia, Ohio, and Idaho also host 1sts this week. SIBERIAN ACCENTOR in Washington! Virginia becomes the latest state in 2020 to host a Gray Heron, the farthest south this species has been seen in the ABA Area and only the 2nd Lower 48 record. But there are a couple nice state firsts for those birders looking to get their year lists off right. So the takeaway from the book is to pursue DSLR photography if you have the budget, strength, and desire, but I would add that most of what this chapter and the rest of the book suggest applies to these other types of photo gear as well! It’s just that we will no longer be adding to them. By Nate Swick|2020-11-05T17:01:42-05:00November 6th, 2020|. In 2013, Massachusetts birder Neil Hayward reluctantly decided to do an ABA big year. 10 hours ago. In her ambitious new Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior, Marie Read has distilled decades of experience into a beautiful, well-organized reference on the topic. Weekend reads NBC News. Also Utah and Washington boast state 1sts this week. Big Years are monumental efforts of planning, networking, and birding. Want to easily find posts that mention ABA rare birds? ‎On The Bird Banter Podcast Episode #60 I talk with Nate Swick, whose job with the ABA is loosely defined as digital content manager, but birders know as the keeper of the ABAs Rare Bird Alerts page, more recently from the ABA Podcast, and as one of the primary faces of the ABA online. As a contrast with backyard bird photography, we also find a chapter on “Bird Photography Hotspots,” with 11 famous sites in North America detailed as well as a handful of briefer suggestions for well-known bird photography destinations and tips for finding your own target-rich hot spots. GROUP GUIDELINES: This group is for sharing rare and notable reports from the ABA Area. The ABA Blog is Dead; Long Live The ABA Blog! This Rare Bird Alert is sponsored by The Linnaean Society of New York and the National Audubon Society. Nicole Koeltzow - 774+1 (2018) 4. Blog Birding #340 Jessica Gorzo , at her eponymous blog, collects a comprehensive list of onomatopoetic bird names , including a few you might not have suspected. GROUP GUIDELINES: This group is for sharing rare and notable reports from the ABA Area. You may as well take advantage of this time to find some interesting birds. Well, maybe I better re-think that. A Crimson-collared Grosbeak (ABA Code 4) continues in Texas. Continuing rare birds in the ABA Area include a Red-footed Booby (ABA Code 4) in California and the Antillean Palm-Swift (5) in south Florida. The well-organized chapters and detailed table of contents will make this a useful reference to go back to repeatedly for tune-ups or to refresh one’s memory on a topic as well—I envision my copy becoming dog-eared over the years. ABA Rare Bird Alert has 25,297 members. So we are changing too. See all blogs; Big Year Standings. The amazing Eared Quetzal irruption continues and New Mexico gets into the fun with its 1st record. 2014 Self-powered Big Year. By Nate Swick|2020-01-22T15:19:27-05:00January 2nd, 2020|. This is a question every birder, young and old, wants to be able to answer. By Nate Swick|2020-02-04T11:21:20-05:00January 31st, 2020|, As with last week, a La Sagra's Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a Garganey (4) in California represent the continuing continental rarities. As more birders count their camera along with binoculars and scope as essential field gear, many begin by grabbing shots without much thought other than centering the bird as best they can and pushing the shutter, often using the camera’s auto mode. The book’s 16 well-organized and illustrated chapters comprehensively cover nearly every consideration of bird photography. The characteristics that have defined “blogs” have largely been subsumed by social media. The American Birding Association (ABA) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, dedicated to recreational birding in Canada and the United States. We will be posting to both sites through the end of the year to make the transition as easy as possible. Birds names given by the earliest cultures that encountered them were often imitations of their songs/calls. If someone is using different editing software, including one of the many free online options, I would suggest paying attention to the big picture here instead of the exact tools and commands tailored to the Photoshop world. The challenge here is that the landscape of camera models, lenses, tripods, and the like will inevitably evolve while the rest of the book’s information is essentially timeless. It offers plenty of takeaways for the casual photographer, even if they don’t find every chapter or suggestion applicable. 1. Others are excited about the much-needed update of the checklist codes to reflect current patterns of distribution … But bird of the week comes from Florida where Thick-billed Vireos have evidently nested for a second straight year. The folks at the feeding station are masked and socially distanced. Refine your search by entering the type of bird you are looking for. 2013 ABA. There’s nothing wrong with continuing to push the easy button ad infinitum, but for those who want to step up their photography game this book presents a trove of practical advice for making wonderful images of birds and undoubtedly improving one’s percentage of winners from each day’s photographic haul. Yve Morrell. Olaf Danielson - 778 (2016) 3. Originally concentrated on finding, listing, and identifying rare birds, the ABA now seeks to serve all birders with a wide range of services and publications. Nate Swick2020-11-18T13:45:53-05:00November 19th, 2020|0 Comments. If they are not around when you arrive, it sometimes pays to wait. Additionally, Read focuses on Digital Single-Lens Reflex (AKA DSLR) rigs, which even someone unfamiliar with the jargon would recognize as a large camera body with separate interchangeable (and usually big) lenses. They’re breathing fresh air... Nate Swick2020-11-27T12:56:47-05:00November 26th, 2020|0 Comments. By Nate Swick|2020-08-07T12:25:42-04:00August 7th, 2020|. As potential relief there are three excellent suggestions included for books to get novices up to speed on these two Adobe products. It's Novembird! Continuing rarities in the ABA Area include a Garganey (ABA Code 4) in California, both La Sagra’s Flycatcher (4) and Antillean Palm-Swift (5) in Florida, and a Streak-backed Oriole (4) continuing to visit a feeder in Arizona. ABA's Birding News >> Michigan - UP Michigan - UP bird news by date. Jody Allair, Tom Johnson, and Jordan Rutter join host Nate Swick to talk winter finches, crossbill angst, voter fraud (for birds), and a wayward owl in New York City. By Nate Swick|2020-09-19T10:27:08-04:00September 18th, 2020|. Ruben Stoll - … Digiscoping or phonescoping are also powerful and effective ways to capture compelling bird photos. Swallow-tailed Kites continue to make a major push into the northeast and Great Lakes, but the discovery of a Brown Booby on the Current River of Missouri, a state 1st, takes the cake as the bird of the week. 2019 ABA. Essentially, Read pulls back the curtain on some really cool tricks of the trade here, which I think nicely illustrates the sharing nature of birding (versus, say, the mystery of a magic trick and taboo of sharing the secret behind it). Thank you for 10 amazing years here at The ABA Blog. Over the intervening decade it has been an integral part of the American Birding Association’s outreach strategy, providing an opportunity to learn about field marks and rare birds, to hear from our staff and friends, and [read more…] The American Birding Association has a rare bird alert where you can see all the rarities showing up. All the links will still work. Get caught up at the ABA's Rare Bird Alert. ... Rare Bird Alert: November 1, 2019. As if all of this wasn’t comprehensive enough, Read includes chapters on “Basic Image Editing” and “What’s Next” (ideas for using your photos). Each are loaded with gems of knowledge, practical ideas, and teeming with images to illustrate her points on these subjects. Hurricane Sally made landfall this week, bringing Mississippi's 1st record of Red-footed Booby with it. But the internet is a different place these days and media consumption has changed. By Nate Swick|2020-03-20T13:55:33-04:00March 20th, 2020|, Birders are self-isolating but that doesn't yet mean we can't go out birding provided we take proper precautions. By Nate Swick|2020-01-22T15:20:00-05:00January 10th, 2020|. For example, bridge cameras have most (if not all) of the shooting modes and options that DSLRs have, even if many folks don’t commonly access them. Well, zugunruhe or the fact that the sites where they are found are closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak (in the case of the long-staying La Sagra's Flycatcher in Florida at least). By Nate Swick|2020-08-21T13:22:18-04:00August 21st, 2020|. Bringing Back the Birds: Exploring Migration and Preserving Birdscapes throughout the Americas, by Owen Deutsch and the American Bird Conservancy. I slightly fear that beginning photographers may be a little daunted by this chapter, which to my eye jumps in at an intermediate level of editing software comfort and competency. Well, another decade is in the record books. Recognizing that not everyone has a back yard, I suppose most of these ideas could also apply to patronizing your local patch. ABA Blog A multi-authored blog from the American Birding Association with a focus on all things birding. 2013 ABA. View on aba.org. Please abide by state and local restrictions on movement and read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-03-27T12:04:18-04:00March 27th, 2020|. To report a rare bird sighting. flipped into ... Open in app; Sign up. Included are treatments of suggested equipment, settings for said equipment, field craft, composition, editing, and ideas for using your photos once acquired and processed. I hope yours was good. Wildlife. I think the first chapter, “Getting Started in Bird Photography,” could stand by itself as a thorough article full of ideas for laying a solid foundation for pursuing this most difficult of photographic subjects. These traits, along with their bald heads, separates these two species of ibis from all others. Not much in the way of ABA rarities this week, but New Mexico saw the return of a [read more…]. Press J to jump to the feed. The ABA Blog will be archived at the end of the month. Vanderpoel's effort was the last made without the major contribution of eBird and birding groups on Facebook, which significantly enhanced the quality and quantity of rare bird alerts. Editor's Note: The ABA is pleased to welcome American Bird Conservancy President Dr. George Fenwick to the blog to introduce the 5th International Partners in Flight Conference and Conservation Workshop, held this week in Snowbird, Utah. In 1991 the business was purchased by Allen Hale and moved to Virginia. Rare Bird Alert: November 13, 2020 - American Birding Association aba.org. Over the intervening decade it has been an integral part of the American Birding Association’s outreach strategy, providing an opportunity to learn about field marks and rare birds, to hear from our staff and friends, and to organize conservation initiatives. I love her opening statement that she considers “field craft, creative vision, and determination as contributing far more… than having the newest camera or biggest lens.” Read then states, and I fully agree, that photographers often want to talk about gear or get advice on what equipment to buy. 48, Feeding Sparrows (and Owls). August means vagrant kites and wandering waders, but an Alabama state 1st South Polar Skua is a fantastic highlight of a weather-full week in the ABA Area. By Nate Swick|2020-10-02T17:42:21-04:00October 2nd, 2020|. Any big milestone encourages taking stock of where you’ve been, where you’re going. Messages to the CT Birds list may also be viewed on the web in a few places. Last week's Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington joins the familiar La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) in Florida and long-staying Garganey (4) in California in the continuing category. List number one, on a single sheet of paper, offered some 50 birds books for sale. It has been called "the standard-bearer for serious birding in North America." This [read more…], What: Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus When: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Where: Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado. He teaches middle school science in Boulder, Colorado. Hurricane Laura brought multiple Band-rumped Storm-Petrels into the Midwest, including Indiana's 1st. With a new presidential administration with new conservation priorities on the horizon, Tykee James of On Word for Wildlife joins us to talk about what birders and conservationists in the United States can expect in the next few months. Newfoundland has had an excellent winter for read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-01-24T15:00:03-05:00January 24th, 2020|. https://www.aba.org/how-to-know-the-birds-by-ted-floyd/, Expert Advice for All Levels of Bird Photography, Excellent Essays and Fantastic Photos Reveal Threats to Western Hemisphere Birds, How to Know the Birds: No. Nate is an avi… Before advertising the presence of a rare bird, evaluate the potential for disturbance to the bird, its surroundings, and other people in the area, and proceed only if access can be controlled, disturbance can be minimized, and permission has been obtained from private landowners. Brown Boobys are all over the midwest, with birds in Tennessee, Ontario, and Ohio, the latter representing the state's 1st. By Nate Swick|2020-09-11T16:28:32-04:00September 11th, 2020|. List number one, on a single sheet of paper, offered some 50 birds books for sale. They share berries, they congregate at fruiting trees, they even occasionally over-imbibe. [read more…], Roads, Peoples, Birds, Mountaintops, & Billabongs by Dean Fisher, In To See Every Bird on Earth, author Dan Koeppel, while chronicling the first globetrotting birders, describes Dean Fisher: “When I first heard about Fisher, [read more…]. ABA Continental. This Nelson's Sparrow has a gray median crown stripe (see photo below). In fact, much of the solid advice in this chapter can apply to improving one’s birding skills in general. In 1991 the business was purchased by Allen Hale and moved to Virginia. ABA's Birding News >> Georgia Georgia bird news by date. To sum up, this book will have ample ideas for getting the most out of any photo gear you choose. Laura Keene - 763 (2016) 5. Want to easily find posts that mention ABA rare birds? A bunch of 1st records to report this week - Brewer's Sparrow in PA, Common Ringed Plover in VT, and Bell's Vireo in BC. Onward and upward! Neil Hayward. Some personal highlights for me: • My kids are teenagers now, how’d that [read more…], For the last Birding photo quiz of the 2010s, we turned the proceedings over to four teen birders who were recent participants in the ABA’s Young Birder of the Year program. ABA Checklist Committee Will Not Remove Ivory-billed Woodpecker From The Category Of "Extinct" Until "Unequivocal Proof" Of Rediscovery Is Produced!!! GROUP GUIDELINES: This group is for sharing rare and notable reports from the ABA Area. Many birders opt for even simpler, smaller, and more affordable all-in-one super zooms (or “bridge” cameras, that bridge the gap from small, cheap point-and-shoots to DSLRs). Ranging from online sharing and making cards or calendars to entering contests and giving talks, I quite enjoyed this section as a beautiful way to wrap up the whole package presented in this book. How to Know the Birds: No. On the Surfbirds website. Birders, too, are frequently a social bunch. Log in; Kk. Olaf Danielson. #abarare – ABA Blog. 2016 ABA. Also 1sts for NC, CT, OH, and DE. You can even comment like you did before (and we encourage that!). Rare birds show up all the time, that is why you must always be on the lookout for unusual birds. As is typically the case, we ease into the rare bird world  at the top of the year. Given the explosive growth of digital bird photography in the last decade or so, there have been surprisingly few titles devoted to the topic despite the proliferation of birding books in the same time span. So I think the best parts of this chapter are the big ideas of what to look for in camera gear rather than the specific models given as examples. ... (1/14). Also, Ash-throated Flycatchers spread across the continent and Evening Grosbeaks hit Florida! read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-03-13T10:22:35-04:00March 13th, 2020|, Noteworthy birds in the ABA Area not practicing social distancing from ABA Area birders this week (I'm so sorry), include the the Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, the Garganey read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-03-06T11:04:05-05:00March 6th, 2020|, Still continuing into the first week of spring, at least meteorologically speaking, Garganey (ABA Code 4) in California, and the Caribbean pair of La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) and Thick-billed Vireo (4) read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-02-28T11:40:36-05:00February 28th, 2020|. ABA Area Change Location All Years Current Year Global Big Day May 9, 2020 October Big Day Oct 19, 2019 Global Big Day May 4, 2019 October Big Day Oct 6, 2018 Global Big Day May 5, 2018 Global Big Day May 13, 2017 Global Big Day May 14, 2016 Global Big Day May 9, 2015 The content that you have enjoyed this last decade is not going anywhere. By Nate Swick|2020-11-26T15:25:55-05:00November 27th, 2020|. And the month begins with a real bang in the form of Rhode Island's 1st Common Cuckoo, as well as 1st Yellow-eyed Junco for Kansas and Pacific Golden-Plover for Connecticut. By Nate Swick|2020-02-07T15:44:53-05:00February 7th, 2020|. Updated on November 29, 2020, 5:05 pm | View page in digest format ("Siler-style"). Her image processing workflow is laid out in a well-organized sequence, with well-chosen photos showing key steps along the way. The American Birding Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. But I think its real strength is having the comprehensive expert advice to give someone the tools to make the transition from being a birder with a camera to becoming a serious bird photographer (or to just progress anywhere along that continuum). By Nate Swick|2020-01-22T15:20:40-05:00January 17th, 2020|. aba.org - null Landscape version of the Flipboard logo. Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to find a rare bird. Today the American Birding Association (ABA) just released the highly-anticipated checklist update (8.0) Many birders, including current and past Big Year birders were eager to see which birds from Hawaii would "make the cut" onto the "new ABA" checklist- including Hawaii. By Nate Swick|2020-11-19T17:11:37-05:00November 20th, 2020|. Experience can help in the identification of a less-common species, but experience does not guarantee success in efforts for finding a "Code 5" rare bird. Shots obtained this way are great for ID reference, documentation, gripping off your buddies, etc. Getting close also helps to even the playing field between more modest camera rigs and big guns. Her suggestions of choosing locations where birds are used to people, moving carefully and blending in, using hides (portable blinds, vehicles, and boats), and attracting birds all can contribute to ethically narrowing the distance to your subject. Read More Rare Bird Alert: January 10, 2020 flipped into Wings. Bill is especially fond of his involvement with the ABA’s Institute for Field Ornithology and Young Birder Programs. Welcome to 2020! There are bound to be some gems in the mix, but many bird photos taken without planning and technical consideration are disappointing or just so-so for a variety of reasons. Or just browse the lists below. Also 1st records for Michigan, Prince Edward Island, and possibly Virginia. Florida’s 3rd record of Hammond’s Flycatcher had been masquerading as a Least Flycatcher in Collier for several weeks before someone noticed that the wings were a little too long. Updated on November 14, 2020, 10:50 am. Continuing rare birds in the ABA Area include the La Sagra’s Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a female Garganey (4) in California. Along with the Southern Bald Ibis, these birds prefer arid landscape over wetlands, and will breed on cliffs rather than in trees. Popular Storyboards. But the highlight is Massachusetts's (and the Lower 48's) 1st record of Gray Heron near Nantucket Island. Zugunruhe is taking hold among our remaining ABA Area vagrants. They’re learning about birds and nature. It is maintained by the American Birding Association... ABA Rare Bird Alert aba.org - null Landscape version of the ... Log in; Kk. Complementing the “Getting Close” chapter is “Beauty Close to Home,” which promotes staying home in a bird-friendly backyard to get great photos. Copyright © 2020 American Birding Association, Inc. No material displayed on the ABA website may be reproduced in any form without the express prior written consent of the ABA. Please note that due to staff working from home and the holiday season, orders will not be shipped until the first of the year. Rare Bird Alert: November 27, 2020 Nate Swick 2020-11-26T15:25:55-05:00 November 27th, 2020 | It's La Sagra's season in south Florida, with a bird showing up right on time in the Florida Keys. Open in app; Sign up. Florida continues to host a Black-faced Grassquit (4)  and California read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-10-23T09:47:27-04:00October 23rd, 2020|, Continuing rarities in the ABA Area come from the south, with the European Golden-Plover (ABA Code 4) in New Mexico still hanging on, and Northern Jacana (4) and Eared Quetzal (4) read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-10-17T20:18:10-04:00October 16th, 2020|, As it has all summer and well into the fall, the southwest part of the ABA Area has been full of great birds. And here at the ABA we’ve been doing a lot of that internally, and in our various publications this year. As is typically the case, we ease into the rare bird world at the top of the year. Today we offer and stock the largest selection of ornithology books in North America; over 2,000 titles in print, including field guides, finding guides, and scientific textbooks. 2019 contenders are in bold. The American Birding Association celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year and one aspect of its celebration was a reprint of the first issue of the publication now known as Birding.. What is apparent from the reprint, as well as other accounts of the ABA’s early years, is that the ABA was founded in large part to address information and communication shortcomings in the birding community. The bird is quite close, as the plover flies, from an individual in extreme southwestern Washington a few weeks ago, and birders have speculated that this might be the same bird having relocated across the mouth of the Columbia River. Report rare birds to your state ornithological committee or Audubon society and through eBird. Northern Wheatears turn up in Pennsylvania, Ontario, and Massachusetts this week. California has both a Garganey (4) and a Red-footed Booby (4) and Florida birders have kept tabs on the continuing La Sagra’s Flycatcher (4) [read more…], The end of 2019 means that we’re coming to the end of the ABA’s 50th, looking forward to the our next 50. The ABA Blog launched all the way back in 2010 in a time of intense transition at the organization. Famously gregarious, Cedar Waxwings are all about community. IVORY GULL in Montana! ABA's Birding News >> New Hampshire New Hampshire bird news by date. Bill is a popular birding guide, speaker, and workshop instructor. By Nate Swick|2020-11-12T16:53:38-05:00November 13th, 2020|. By Nate Swick|2020-07-31T13:47:20-04:00July 31st, 2020|, Because of COVID-19 related Stay-at-Home orders in many states and provinces, the purpose of this report is to keep homebound birders caught up rare bird sightings across the ABA Area during read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-07-23T21:51:09-04:00July 24th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-16T14:59:11-04:00July 17th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-13T13:36:18-04:00July 10th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-07-03T16:10:30-04:00July 3rd, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-29T15:07:08-04:00June 26th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-19T13:59:23-04:00June 19th, 2020|, Because of COVID-19 related Stay-at-Home orders in many states and provinces, the purpose of this report is to keep homebound birders caught up rare bird sightings across the ABA Area during spring read more >>, By Nate Swick|2020-06-12T12:30:07-04:00June 12th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-05T10:51:43-04:00June 5th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-06-04T22:04:54-04:00May 29th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-22T09:58:25-04:00May 22nd, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-15T10:31:08-04:00May 15th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-07T17:37:01-04:00May 8th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-05-01T09:58:10-04:00May 1st, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-24T14:16:56-04:00April 24th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-17T10:11:01-04:00April 17th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-10T09:37:46-04:00April 10th, 2020|, By Nate Swick|2020-04-03T11:20:39-04:00April 3rd, 2020|, We're still going to continue doing this weekly feature even while COVID-19 is making birding and, especially, rarity chasing more difficult. Birding Book Reviews: https://www.aba.org/book-reviews/, American Birding Podcast: https://www.aba.org/podcast/, ABA Weekly Rare Bird Alert: https://www.aba.org/aba-rare-bird-alert/, Ted Floyd’s How to Know the Birds: https://www.aba.org/how-to-know-the-birds-by-ted-floyd/, Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior by Marie Read. The archive has all CTBirds messages going back to the start of the list in 2007. Mistake 2: I didn't have any phone numbers for local birders to come and see such an exciting and rare bird. By Nate Swick|2020-09-03T17:05:33-04:00September 4th, 2020|. There are some great ideas here for setting up what amounts to a wild bird photography studio right out the back door, and even though the examples may be specific to Read’s property, I’m sure folks’ minds will envision adapting the ideas to their situations. Weekend reads NBC News. By Nate Swick|2020-10-29T17:18:45-04:00October 30th, 2020|, Arizona leads with continuing rarities for yet another week, headlined by Eared Quetzals (ABA Code 4) and a Northern Jacana (4). Bill Schmoker is known in the birding community as a leading digital photographer of birds. Exciting for Oregon this week was a Mountain Plover discovered in Clatsop. Jay Lehman. Read’s chapter on “Equipment Essentials” has lots of good advice as well but veers slightly toward tricky ground. Want to easily find posts that mention ABA rare birds? Blog Archive: 2010 . The American Birding Association (ABA) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, dedicated to recreational birding in Canada and the United States. It's a great week for wayward flycatchers in the ABA Area, with Variegated Flycatcher in Ontario, Cuban Pewee in Florida, and Newfoundland's 1st record of Vermilion Flycatcher. John Weigel - 784 (2016) 2. 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