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.

The July 2023 bulletin is here and June 2023 is here (no signup required to read). A complete archive is available and signup is simple and available at the bottom of the archive page.

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!

Written by Jason Crotty
Jason Crotty is a birder, lawyer, and occasional writer currently living in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter. A Bay Area native, he started birding while working at a large law firm in San Francisco, but birds less frequently now that there's a kid around, so he writes instead. Jason started at 10,000 Birds with a few guest posts and signed on as a beat writer in March 2017. He is particularly interested in the intersection of law and birding (especially the Endangered Species Act), other bird-related federal litigation, and federal public lands. Jason's writing has also appeared in BirdWatching, Birding, and Birder's Guide, both online and in print.