• Blog Birding #294
    The Ammodramus sparrows, a group of relatively colorful (for sparrows) and often secretive open-country birds that are well worth making an effort to see, as Ed Gaillard at Warblers and Rumors of Warblers finds out. Nelson’s Sparrow is a member of the genus Ammodramus, a scarce and secretive group of   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • A New and Forgotten Hero for Birders
    A review by Frank Izaguirre The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf Knopf, 2015 497 pages, $17–softcover Birders love heroes. From John James Audubon and his criss-crossings of early America to Kenn Kaufman and his shoestring big year and to Phoebe Snetsinger and her quest to   >>  read more
    By Birding Book Reviews
  • Rare Bird Alert: October 21, 2016
    Things are beginning to pick up in late fall, as rarity season begins to reach its peak. Noteworthy continuing birds in the ABA Area include the Northern Jacana (ABA Code 4) in south Texas and the Blue-footed Booby (4), found again this week in California. The season’s 2nd Lesser Sand-Plover   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick