Although it was once difficult to obtain reliable birding information in the United States, there is now so much information that curated summaries are valuable. The “Birding Community E-Bulletin” is an excellent curation service, and it is free.
The bulletin is written by Paul Baicich and Wayne Petersen, and it is distributed via email at the beginning of each month. It is hosted by the National Wildlife Refuge Association, a non-profit that supports programs that protect, promote, and enhance the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Each bulletin typically contains several regular columns, including “Rarity Focus,” “Access Matters,” and “Tip of the Month, among others. Recent topics have included the creation of the “Bird City Network,” information regarding bird-safe architecture, updates regarding important bird areas (IBAs), and book notes. Conservation is a frequent topic.
I find the bulletin valuable, as it has interesting information that I do not necessarily see elsewhere, and the monthly timing is not too frequent.
I thought that other U.S. birders who are not already subscribers might find it useful as well. Good birding!