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April Drawing for Two Seats Aboard the Stormy Petrel II

As the east coast pelagic season is about to start up, you could win the trip of your dreams just by being a member of the ABA. Join, renew or give a membership during the month of April and you’ll be entered into a drawing for two seats on the world famous Stormy Petrel II [read more…]

Drawing Results for Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White

All who joined the ABA or renewed memberships during the month of March were entered into a drawing for 20 copies of Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White. Congratulations to our winners!

Paul Nixon of Los Altos, CA John Goode of Statesville, NC Hugh & Carolyn Shaw of Lake Wales, FL Jane Pedersen of Durango, [read more…]

March Membership Drawing, Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White

We have 20 copies of the new book, Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White, to give away! If you join, renew or gift a membership in the ABA during March 2017, you will be entered into a drawing for one of these books.

ABA President Jeff Gordon is a co-editor and more than 10 ABA [read more…]

Leica Binocular and Peterson Field Guide Winners

It’s time to announce the winners of our membership drawing for a new Leica Trinovid HD binocular and five copies of the new Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America by Nathan Pieplow. It was an active round with over 1,600 eligible entrants!

Without further ado, congratulations to:

Leica Trinovid HD Winner [read more…]

Announcing the ABA’s Big Year Membership Contest Winners

The 2016 ABA’s Big Year Membership Contest has come to a close and all of the prizes have been awarded. This was a contest in which members were tasked with recruiting new members. Zeiss, Caligo Ventures, and Canopy Family Panama stepped up to award our top three recruiters with some pretty fabulous prizes. Fifteen members [read more…]

Final Days to Win Trips to Panama, Trinidad, and the Zeiss Victory SF Binocular

We are in the final days of our membership recruitment contest. There is still plenty of time to get your friends to sign up in the ABA and win one of these fantastic prizes! One of our top three recruiters for 2016 will be heading to Canopy Tower in tropical Panama for a week of [read more…]

Eagle Optics Ranger Binocular Giveaway

December ends our 2016 year of monthly membership prize giveaways for joining and renewing; and this month the drawing is for an Eagle Optics Ranger binocular. All who join, renew, or gift a membership in the American Birding Association during the month of 2016 will be entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced [read more…]

Drawing for a Vanguard Spotting Scope & Central America Field Guides

We’ve been anticipating the November drawing all year, and here we are! Everyone who joins or renews their ABA membership during the month of November will be entered into a drawing for a Vanguard Endeavor HD spotting scope. You’ll get clear and accurate color rendition with this 20-60x, waterproof scope, sporting extra-low dispersion (ED) glass.

[read more…]

Free 5-night stay for TWO at the famed Asa Wright Nature Centre of Trinidad

“Forty life birds before breakfast!”

Forty birds before breakfast right from the verandah!

The ABA and Caligo Ventures are giving away a 5-night stay for TWO at the famed Asa Wright Nature Centre of Trinidad and a $500 travel voucher.

Considered by many to be the finest introduction to birding in the [read more…]

Announcing the AZ trip winner and the new October prize(s)!

Our August/September membership contest for the 3-night stay at Casa de San Pedro has come to a close. And, the winner of the drawing is … Rick Gordon (no relation to the ABA President Jeff Gordon) of Santa Fe, NM! Congratulations, Rick! Mason E. King of Concord, MA was initially drawn as the winner, but [read more…]

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