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  • Photo Quiz: August 2016 Birding
    Photo by © Tara Tanaka. This photo, by itself, isn’t all that hard. We’ll even tell you what it is: It’s an Eastern Phoebe. But there’s a hitch. Of course. The quiz question isn’t: What’s this bird? Instead: What bird is the Eastern Phoebe frequently mistaken for, especially in winter?   >>  read more
    By Ted Floyd
  • Rare Bird Alert: August 26, 2016
    Out well-trodden ABA notables continue in both Arizona and Maine, as the Tufted Flycatcher (ABA Code 5) and Plain-capped Starthroat (4) continue into the week, along with the on-again-off-again Flame-colored Tanager (4) in the former, and the Little Egret (4) persisting at least into last weekend in the latter. It’s   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • #ABArare – Jabiru – Texas
    On August 24, Dan Walker found and photographed an ABA Code 4 Jabiru in southern Victoria County, Texas. He reported the bird to the TEXBIRDS Facebook group. The bird was seen briefly, but disappeared into ditch in a nearby wet pasture and did not show itself again. It is possibly,   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick