With the retirement of Winging It (and the imminent publication of the new Birder's Guide series) it was critical that we find a new place for the ABA's popular Milestones feature. We've heard from many members about how much they enjoy Milestones, particularly when a friend or acquaintance turns up in the rolls. It's a touchstone for the ABA community and we want it to continue to have a prominent place in our publications.
Members will be happy to know, then, that Milestones is now going to published bimonthly in Birding magazine. With this new, arguably higher, profile, we need birders to fill it up with notable sightings.
For those who may not know, Milestones is where birders who reach significant milestones on their ABA, world, state, province, or territory, can announce those special birds in print for the rest of the membership to enjoy vicariously. It is generally, though not always, limited to those birds whose numbers end in -00, the ones that tick over the old life list odometer.
So if you are a member, let's have those milestones! Send your notifications to tfloyd AT aba.org and we'll be sure to include them.