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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 Thursday for news and happenings, recent rarities, guests from around the birding world, and features of interest to every birder.
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 26, 2019

The end of 2019 means that we’re coming to the end of the ABA’s 50th, looking forward to the our next 50. Any big milestone encourages taking stock of where you’ve been, where you’re going. And here at the ABA we’ve been doing a lot of that internally, and in our various publications this year. But to sort of close the book on these 50 years we bring you a conversation about the ABA at 50 and beyond with a couple people listeners to the podcast are no doubt familiar with. ABA President Jeff Gordon and Birding editor Ted Floyd join host Nate Swick to talk about the past, the present, and the future of birding and the ABA. 

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Dec 12, 2019

As is our tradition, the end of the year means it’s time for a look back at the best bird books published this year. 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.

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Donna's Top 5

1) Oceanic Birds of the World - Steve Howell & Kirk Zufelt
2) Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America - Rick Wright
3) Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, & Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior - Marie Read
4) Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City - P.A. Buckley, et al
5) Ruby's Birds - Mya Thompson (author) & Claudia Dávila (illustrator)
 
Nate's Top 5
 
1) Oceanic Birds of the World - Steve Howell & Kirk Zufelt
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