• American Birding Podcast: Lang Elliot on Natural Soundscapes
    The next episode of the American Birding Podcast is out! I’m joined by master bird recordist Lang Elliot as he talks about his new project, a sound-recording expedition to the western US.  Lang hopes to record in a wide variety of locations and habitats, and he’s documenting his journey   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • Missing your BOY Stickers? Let us Know!
    The February issue of Birding magazine, featuring the Ruddy Turnstone painting by Sophie Webb on the cover, should be in the hands and mailboxes of most, if not all, ABA members by now. We have heard some reports that the Bird of the Year stickers didn’t make it into a   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • 2017 AOS Classification Committee Proposals, Part 2
    Here is the second batch of taxonomic proposals, submitted in the last year to the American Ornithological Society’s North and Middle American Classification Committee. Part 1 is here. Proposals accepted by the AOC Committee are incorporated into the ABA’s Checklist. We suggest the usual caveat, that it’s important to note   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick