• Birding Photo Quiz: August 2017
    The “Featured Photo” in the August 2017 Birding is timely! How so? Well, we’ll give you a huge hint: Earlier this summer, the bird formerly known as the Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus, was split by the American Ornithological Society into two species. One retains the vernacular name Northern Harrier but   >>  read more
    By Ted Floyd
  • Blog Birding #333
    We certainly have a good idea of what an eclipse looks like, but do we know what one *sounds* like? Cornell researchers tried to find out in 1963, Marc Devokaitis at All About Birds tells the tale. “The eclipse does not influence many of the factors which affect bird song   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • Rare Bird Alert: August 18 2017
    The familiar birds we’ve been noting in the space for the better part of the summer – the Tufted Flycatcher (ABA Code 5), Flame-colored Tanager (4), and Common Crane (4) in Arizona, Blue-footed Booby (4) in California, and Black-faced Grassquit (4) in Florida – are continuing this week. They are joined   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick