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Support Birders and Bird Conservation – Buy Your 2017 Duck Stamp Through the ABA

For the last few years, we at the ABA made the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, known far and wide as the Duck Stamp, available through our own store. We hoped this would give birders an opportunity to vote, as it were, for how they want their voices to be heard as consumers of Wildlife Refuges in the US.

Last year, the ABA sold nearly 850 stamps, raising more than $21,000. This is money from birders that goes directly into the coffers of those who seek to make NWRs better places for wildlife. And we’re doing it again in 2017.

This is not a fund-raiser for the ABA. We are not seeking to make any money doing this. We continue to promote the purchase of Duck Stamps through the ABA as an accounting of birders, in a way. Not just in numbers but in dollars and cents. And we know from countless members and friends that this is what birders want, too.

Duck Stamps officially went on sale earlier this month, and once again you can purchase at our shop. Don’t just feel like you need to stop at one, either. Duck stamps make fantastic gifts for birders, young and old. You can use them as birthday or holiday gifts or bird clubs can sell them during their monthly meetings. Consider them for end-of-year appreciation gifts for bird club field trip leaders or awards for birders who go above and beyond. The possibilities are nearly endless.

We hope that you will help us. In doing so, you will not only help the birds that use National Wildlife Refuges, but we birders who care to have a voice about them.

So purchase a Duck Stamp through the ABA. Be counted.

 

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Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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