• Rare Bird Alert: March 24, 2017
    If you haven’t been paying attention to Cornell’s exceptional Birdcast site in preparation of the coming spring migration, let me just be the first to suggest you do so. Birdcast takes data from eBird and combines it with meteorological predictions to essentially create migration forecasts, telling you where adn when   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • American Birding Podcast: Nathan Pieplow and The Field Guide to Bird Sounds
    The next episode of the American Birding Podcast is live! Nathan Pieplow’s new field guide is a departure from the traditional book of bird images. It depicts images of bird sounds as spectrograms, showcasing the diversity of vocalizations in North America. Nathan joins me to talk about his book, the   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • Chandler Seymour Robbins, 1918–2017
    Chandler Seymour Robbins, one of the greatest birders and field ornithologists of all time, died yesterday in Columbia, Maryland. He was 98. Robbins created the Golden Guide, among the most influential bird books ever published, and he conceived the Breeding Bird Survey, a landmark achievement in bird conservation. His contributions to   >>  read more
    By Ted Floyd