Rare Bird Alert: March 10, 2017


Our impressive and diverse collection of continuing rarities in the ABA Area is starting to thin out as the spring comes on. Notables seen into this week include the Black-backed Oriole in Pennsylvania, Rose-throated Becard (ABA Code 3) in Texas, and the very long staying Streak-backed Oriole (4) in Arizona. In Newfoundland, the Yellow-legged Gull [read more…]
http://blog.aba.org/2017/03/rare-bird-alert-march-10-2017.html

Chloe Marshall, February eBirder of the Month


Please join us in congratulating Chloe Marshall of Castro, Chile, winner of the February 2017 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Our February winner was drawn from eBirders who was a part of a shared eligible eBird checklist in February. Chloe’s name was drawn randomly from the 104,128 eligible checklists submitted by 11,881 eBirders who achieved the February challenge threshold. Chloe will receive new ZEISS Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars for her eBirding efforts. We asked Chloe to tell us a little more about herself, her use of eBird, and her love of birds – read on for more.
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/ebm201702/

March Membership Drawing, Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White


We have 20 copies of the new book, Good Birders Still Don t Wear White, to give away! If you join, renew or gift a membership in the ABA during March 2017, you will be entered into a drawing for one of these books. ABA President Jeff Gordon is a co-editor and more than 10 ABA [read more…]
http://blog.aba.org/2017/03/march-membership-drawing-good-birders-still-dont-wear-white.html

American Birding Podcast: Jonathan Meyrav and Champions of the Flyway


The next episode of the American Birding Podcast has just been released! Bird-trapping and shooting are huge problems around the Mediterranean, which prompted Israeli birder Jonathan Meyrav to create the Champions of the Flyway, a 24 hour bird race in Eilat, Israel, that raises money and awareness to combat the threats to migratory birds in [read more…]
http://blog.aba.org/2017/03/american-birding-podcast-jonathan-meyrav-and-champions-of-the-flyway.html

Leica Binocular and Peterson Field Guide Winners


It s time to announce the winners of our membership drawing for a new Leica Trinovid HD binocular and five copies of the new Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America by Nathan Pieplow. It was an active round with over 1,600 eligible entrants! Without further ado, congratulations to: Leica Trinovid HD Winner [read more…]
http://blog.aba.org/2017/03/leica-binocular-and-peterson-field-guide-winners.html

#ABArare – Hawfinch – Alaska


On February 28, a homeowner in Anchorage, Alaska, noted a bird at their feeder that was not from around here . That bird, an ABA Code 4 Hawfinch, was seen again a few days later and has been regular since March 6. The bird is visiting a feeder on Park Hills Circle in Anchorage. [read more…]
http://blog.aba.org/2017/03/abarare-hawfinch-alaska-2.html