Exciting for Oregon this week was a Mountain Plover discovered in Clatsop. Starting in January 2020, we will be doing something different. There are some great ideas here for setting up what amounts to a wild bird photography studio right out the back door, and even though the examples may be specific to Readâs property, Iâm sure folksâ minds will envision adapting the ideas to their situations. Florida’s 3rd record of Hammond’s Flycatcher had been masquerading as a Least Flycatcher in Collier for several weeks before someone noticed that the wings were a little too long. By Nate Swick|2020-08-07T12:25:42-04:00August 7th, 2020|. Fall 2020 continues to be a good one, with multiple 1st records this week including an extraordinary European Golden-Plover in New Mexico of all places. It offers plenty of takeaways for the casual photographer, even if they donât find every chapter or suggestion applicable. Over the intervening decade it has been an integral part of the American Birding Association’s outreach strategy, providing an opportunity to learn about field marks and rare birds, to hear from our staff and friends, and to organize conservation initiatives. They’re wondering and sharing together about nature. Often, simply getting close to a subject addresses many of these challenges, and sure enough Read includes a fantastic chapter on the subject. You can even comment like you did before (and we encourage that!). The ABA Blog is Dead; Long Live The ABA Blog! So the takeaway from the book is to pursue DSLR photography if you have the budget, strength, and desire, but I would add that most of what this chapter and the rest of the book suggest applies to these other types of photo gear as well! flipped into ... Open in app; Sign up. But the bird of the week was a stunning adult Steller's Sea Eagle (ABA Code 4) at Denali NP in Alaska. New Jersey's 1st Wood Sandpiper, South Dakota's 1st Painted Redstart, and Florida's 1st Hermit Warbler. But the highlight is Massachusetts's (and the Lower 48's) 1st record of Gray Heron near Nantucket Island. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Even experienced photographers will gain nuggets of wisdom and validation from a master of Marie Readâs caliber, not to mention enjoying the inspiring selection of photos and easy-to-follow prose. Zugunruhe is taking hold among our remaining ABA Area vagrants. Birders, too, are frequently a social bunch. ABA Rare Bird Alert has 25,214 members. Bringing Back the Birds: Exploring Migration and Preserving Birdscapes throughout the Americas, by Owen Deutsch and the American Bird Conservancy. Updated on November 24, 2020, 2:20 am | View page in digest format ("Siler-style"). Washington continues to host a Siberian Accentor (4) into this week, and Florida birders are continuing to keep track of a pair of Caribbean specialities in the south of the state in the form of a Thick-billed Vireo (4) and a La Sagra’s Flycatcher (4). I love her opening statement that she considers âfield craft, creative vision, and determination as contributing far moreâ¦ than having the newest camera or biggest lens.â Read then states, and I fully agree, that photographers often want to talk about gear or get advice on what equipment to buy. Additionally, Read focuses on Digital Single-Lens Reflex (AKA DSLR) rigs, which even someone unfamiliar with the jargon would recognize as a large camera body with separate interchangeable (and usually big) lenses. Olaf Danielson. The archive has all CTBirds messages going back to the start of the list in 2007. Dorian Anderson. Bill Schmoker is known in the birding community as a leading digital photographer of birds. By Nate Swick|2020-11-12T16:53:38-05:00November 13th, 2020|. It’s just that we will no longer be adding to them. A bunch of 1st records to report this week - Brewer's Sparrow in PA, Common Ringed Plover in VT, and Bell's Vireo in BC. Weekend reads NBC News. Welcome to 2020! This [read more…], What: Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus When: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Where: Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado. By Nate Swick|2020-11-26T15:25:55-05:00November 27th, 2020|. The ABA Blog launched all the way back in 2010 in a time of intense transition at the organization. It has been called "the standard-bearer for serious birding in North America." Check SD Birds and the ABA Rare Bird Alert group on Facebook [you must be logged onto Facebook for this link to work] to see if either bird is refound on the 20th. By Nate Swick|2020-09-03T15:08:07-04:00August 28th, 2020|. You may as well take advantage of this time to find some interesting birds. flipped into Wings. In her ambitious new Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior, Marie Read has distilled decades of experience into a beautiful, well-organized reference on the topic.