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  • Blog Birding #317
    Like so many of us, Allen Fish’s first field guide was Chandler Robbins’ Golden Guide. At The Golden Gate Audubon Blog, he shares the impact it made on him. Fifty years later, I pull Robbins from my book case and put it next to my laptop.  It falls open flat into   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick
  • Only Change Is Changeless, or: NAB v. 2017
      The other day, on my way between errands, I stopped along a busy road where a midsize creek crosses beneath. There I saw an Eastern Phoebe alongside a Black Phoebe. Apparent hybrids have been documented in the area. A few days earlier, along another creek in my county, birders   >>  read more
    By Ted Floyd
  • Rare Bird Alert: April 21, 2017
    Spring moves on and the remaining ABA rarites of winter have mostly moved on. Arizona is still hosting a Streak-backed Oriole (ABA Code 4) – can we call it resident by this point? – as well as the multiple Tufted Flycatchers (5) that seem to have settled in for the season. The   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick