• Rare Bird Alert: February 17, 2017
    Continuing rare birds in the ABA Area should all be familiar to those who read these posts regularly. The Pennsylvania Black-backed Oriole continues to be seen into this week. Rose-throated Becard (ABA Code 3) and Golden-crowned Warbler are still in Texas. The Yellow-legged Gull (4) in Newfoundland was seen again   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • THE TOP 10: Craziest ABA Area Vagrants of 2016
    The annual Top 10 Vagrants post has been one of our most popular, and most discussed, on The ABA Blog for some time. The time has come to look over 2016 and assemble the following list of notable and unexpected birds that got twitchers across the continent pricing plane tickets   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • I Got The Clap! (a birding tale)
    If you bird long enough, you will acquire a nemesis. What’s a nemesis? Mirriam-Webster gives us a few choices, but one definition hits the nail on the head as far as we’re concerned here: a formidable and usually victorious rival or opponent. We don’t often think of birds as “opponents”   >>  read more
    By Greg Neise