2021 – The First 100

Tim HealyBig Days, Bird Sightings, Birding, christmas bird count, eBird, Listing, Mammals, Photography, RaritiesLeave a Comment

I’ve always appreciated the seasonality of birding. When you’re paying close attention to the goings-on in the world outside your windows, the annual cycle of nature is conspicuous and easy to track. This visible, reliable schedule has been a major boon throughout the pandemic, which has caused weeks and months to blur together and warp all perception of time. The … Read More

A May in the Life of a Birder

Tim HealyBird Sightings, Birding, Listing, Migration, Rarities, ScienceLeave a Comment

A cut above the rest!

Week 1: So it begins Even though the first waves of Neotropical migrants typically arrive before the calendar changes to the fifth month, most East Coast birders would agree that May is the peak of the excitement. This year, some of my migration highlights came a little early. A few advance bouts of favorable conditions brought Prairie Warblers, Northern Parulas, … Read More

This week in birding 59

Charlotte WasylikGeneral News and InfoLeave a Comment

:: The American Birding Association just announced the winners of the Young Birder of the Year contest :: The House Sparrow is a thriving species in North America, but its population is declining in its native land. To raise awareness of the population decline, the Nature Forever Society has launched World House Sparrow day on March 20th — mark your calendars to help save a declining species! :: A Kakapo … Read More

ABA Bird of the Year Multimedia Art Contest Announcement

Drew WeberBird WebsitesLeave a Comment

Robert Mortensen has thrown together another one of his classic Bird of the Year videos to announce the Multimedia Art Contest for this year’s bird, the Common Nighthawk. Check it out below and get started on your entries!