“The New ABA”! Are we there? Is there still ground to make up? Do we even need a new ABA? President Jeff Gordon wants to hear your thoughts.
But the three word phrase that I was finally ready to utter, though not without some lingering trepidation, was, “the new ABA.” As I noted in the piece, that’s a phrase that I’ve often heard bandied about, but avoided using myself. Until now.
You can read the whole column here. As usual, it’s well under 1000 words, and so just about average ABA blog post length.
My question for you is this: are you ready to say that we have a new ABA? Or do you think we’ve still got more ground to make up before we justifiably make that claim? Maybe you think the whole idea is superfluous or flawed, that there’s no need for a new ABA, just an ABA for today? Perhaps you think that, as some do, that our goal should be an “old ABA,” a return to some earlier era? If that’s your belief, what are the key hallmarks of that era?
Let us know in the comments.
Also, the audit for 2012, mentioned in the column, is now available as a PDF on our website.
Whatever your thoughts about the ABA old or new, thank you for your support and for your contributions to the birding community.
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