Birder's Guide

MAR 2017

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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33 March 2017 | Birder's Guide to Travel Albany, California Steve Tucker cans as the site of the pivotal Pacific WWII battle that turned the tide of the war. Far fewer know that it features one of the world's most stunning seabird colonies. It is here that one may meet seabirds, often face to face, that can be difficult or impossible to find off the continental U.S. The atoll boasts 21 species of breeding seabirds, numbering about three million individuals. Laysan and Black-footed albatrosses, Bonin Pe- trels, and Sooty Terns are not only some of the spe- cies you can find—they are the commonest birds! As I spent several months there volunteering for USFWS a few years ago, I would describe it as a Shangri-La for birders and seabird enthusiasts. With the recent expansion of the ABA Area, Midway will Midway Atoll n A view of Midway Atoll from Air Force One on 1 Sep. 2016. Official White House Photo © Pete Souza

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