Category Archives: News

The Government Shutdown and Western Arizona

The current shutdown of the federal government is having a significant impact on birders as we try to figure out which of our favorite birding locations are off-limits, and which are still accessible. On a recent trip to southeastern Arizona, … Continue reading

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North American Migration Count 2013

The North American Migration Count is like the Christmas Bird Count, but in the spring and on a county-sized scale. This year, the count will be happening on Saturday, May 11. Mark your calendars! This will be my third year … Continue reading

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News Tidbits

This morning I came across a few interesting and relevant items in a newsletter from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. For one, over the next week the Bureau of Reclamation will be running an experimental high-volume release from Glen … Continue reading

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New AOU Checklist Supplement

It was about one year ago when the American Ornithologists’ Union published their last supplement to the Check-List of North American Birds.  If you need a refresher, you can read about that supplement here. The AOU has just released this … Continue reading

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Important Bird Areas in eBird

If you visit today, you may notice a new article on Important Bird Areas (IBAs) now being a part of eBird’s output tools.  Is it really that big a deal?  What does this mean for birding in western Arizona? … Continue reading

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Have You Seen BirdCast?

At first I started using eBird because I liked the idea of my everyday sightings being useful for science.  I quickly grew to love how simply it organized all my sightings and lists.  Eventually, I learned how to use the … Continue reading

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New AOU Checklist Supplement!

It’s that time of year again, when the American Ornithologists’ Union North American checklist committee has gotten together and made some changes to the “official” checklist of North American birds – adding new species, recognizing splits, reorganizing families, changing names, … Continue reading

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