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Travel with the ABA in 2018!

The ABA has a full schedule of events planned for 2018 and beyond. Come and join us for amazing birding and great fellowship with fellow ABA members at sites around the ABA Area and world.

We have some events in the near future that have some spots available for birders who are willing and able to act of short notice!

ABA Camp Colorado and Camp Avocet

5 spots – Camp Colorado 1: June 23 – June 29, 2018

2 spots – Camp Colorado 2: July 3 – July 9, 2018

5 spots – Camp Avocet: July 28 – August 3, 2018

The ABA’s young birder camps continue to be a part of out legacy of which we are very proud. Both Camp Avocet in Delaware and Camp Colorado in, well, Colorado, have a few spots remaining for 2018. If you are a young birder or you know a young birder who might benefit from this opportunity to bird with peers from around the ABA Area under the guidance of expert leaders, let them know! This is a life-changing opportunity and we want as many young birders as possible to participate.

Camp information in available here.


ABA Rally – Delaware Bay Shorebird Spectacular: May 17 – 20, 2018

Delaware Bay is famous for its horseshoe crabs and the migrating shorebirds that they attract. Delaware also happens to be in our own backyard and a place that ABA Staff know very well. Join us for a wonderful long birding weekend amidst the magic of tens of thousands of Red Knots, Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings, and more!

Get more information here!


ABA Birding Rally – South Florida:  April 26-30, 2018

Florida offers some of the most exciting birding in the ABA Area, especially in spring when the possibility of Caribbean rarities is highest. We’ll be hitting all the hotspots, from countable exotics in Miami to the amazing Everglades to the Florida Keys. Come join us!

Get more information here.


ABA in Cuba!: September 8–18, 2018

Cuba is hot right now in birding circles, and for good reason. The island nation offers tropical birding with trogons, parakeets, and flamingos not more than an hour’s flight south of Miami. And best of all, you get to bird with your humble blogmaster, me! Come join me for what is sure to be an amazing trip to this unique nation with spectacular birds!

Get more information here.

SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming ABA Events!

There’s more to come, including the following! More information as we have it.

Thailand Birding With a Camera: February 17-28, 2019

Colombia: July 20-29, 2019

Galapagos: September 8-18, 2019

ANTARCTICA: Nov 1-19, 2020

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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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