Birding, the ABA's 35-year-old, bimonthly flagship publication has evolved from an 8-page mimeographed newsletter to a full-color, award-winning magazine. Birding's editor, Ted Floyd, plans each issue far in advance and, with the help of expert department editors and technical reviewers, refines each article and review, to ensure accuracy of content and stylistic polish. Each issue of Birding features broad coverage of various aspects of bird identification and birdfinding and a unique, unifying thematic concept. The magazine also presents expert media reviews and keeps readers on their toes with its photo quiz.
From 2004 to 2012, many articles, but not all, are available freely online. Only a very few articles are available from 2001 to 2003.