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American Birding Podcast

The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond. Join host Nate Swick every other Thursday for news and happenings, recent rarities, guests from around the birding world, and features of interest to every birder.
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Nov 29, 2018

We're getting to the end of the year and it's time for a look back at the best bird books published in 2018. Once again, 10,000 Birds book reviewer Donna Schulman joins me to talk about our favorites. Donna and I each share our Top 5, including field guides, family specific guides, and narratives from well-known authors and publishers.

Thanks to Space Coast Birding & Nature Festival for sponsoring this episode. Join the ABA in Titusville this January for great birding and fellowship!

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Donna’s Top 5

1) Birds of Central AmericaAndrew Vallely & Dale Dyer

2) Birds of Prey of the East/WestBrian K. Wheeler

3) Peterson Guide to Bird Identification in 12 StepsSteve NG Howell & Brian Sullivan

4) The Feather ThiefKirk Wallace Johnson

5) Belonging on an IslandDaniel Lewis

 

Nate’s Top 5

1) Birds of Central AmericaAndrew Vallely & Dale Dyer

2) Gulls SimplifiedPete Dunne & Kevin Karlson

3) Birds of NicaraguaLiliana Chavarria-Duriaux, Robert Dean, & Robert T. Moore

4) Birds of Prey of the East/WestBrian K. Wheeler

5) ABA Field Guide to Birds of OregonDave Irons & Brian Small

Nov 15, 2018

One of the more exciting aspects of birding and birding science in the 21st Century has been the reveal of a great many secrets of bird movements and migration, much of it the result of technology. Increasingly small trackers that are fitted to various bird species enable scientists, and those of us on the sidelines, to follow along, sometimes in real time, with where these birds are going. Mike Lanzone s the 2017 recipient of the ABA's Chandler Robbins Award for Conservation and Education, and he's the co-founder and CEO of Cellular Tracking Technologies, the people who develop the devices and figure out the best way to use them. He joins host Nate Swick to talk about how it all works and what amazing things he has planned. 

Also, the 2018 ABA Awards recipients are out, and they are an amazing group of birders, conservationists, and scientists. And Nate share some thoughts about that Central Park Mandarin Duck. 

Join the ABA in Thailand early next year for Birding and Photography. Get more information at the ABA Travel!

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Nov 1, 2018

It’s the dream of many birders, to travel the US and Canada by car for one entire year, taking in as much of the continent’s birds as you can along the way. It is the reality of Marc Kramer and Eliana Ardila Ardila, the Birding by Bus duo. They’ve spend the whole of 2018 crossing the country in their Volkswagen Westfalia and documenting the whole thing on social media to the delight of those of us who get to follow along. They’re join host Nate Swick from a stop at ABA headquarters in Delaware City to talk about their amazing year and where they'll go from here. 

Also, Major League Soccer is pretty great for birds in a couple different ways. 

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