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

ABA Bird of the Year Multimedia Art Contest Announcement

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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!  

ABA Bird of the Year revealed

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Head to the ABA blog to see the 2013 ABA Bird of the Year revealed! Check out the info page as well, several of Alex’s photos are featured. If you are an ABA member, you should be getting your stickers soon.

ABA Bird of the Year – Evening Grosbeak

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The American Birding Association just announced the 2012 Bird of the Year– the Evening Grosbeak. Evening Grosbeaks used to be fairly common in Pennsylvania back in the 1980’s before I was a birder. Evening Grosbeaks populations fluctuate with spruce budworm outbreaks and populations have declined as the effort to control spruce budworms has expanded. They are irruptive migrants and their lower … Read More