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Last Chance for Early Bird Registration for Corpus Christi Convention!

We just wanted to alert you that tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 15th) is the final day during which you can take advantage of the discounted early bird registration for the 2014 ABA Convention in Corpus Christi!

The registration fee includes:

lodging for the nights of April 22 through April 26 (check-out 27th, includes breakfast on 27th) [read more…]

ABA Birding Rally in San Diego

We’ve just wrapped the sold-out ABA Birding Rally in San Diego. The highlights were many. See below for field trip summaries, and check out our slideshow of the San Diego Rally. A huge thanks to Eagle Optics, Rockjumper: Worldwide Birding Adventures, and Leica Sport Optics, and to the Californians that helped out, especially Gary Nunn, [read more…]

THE TOP 10: ABA Area Birds to be Reincarnated As

We’ve all thought about it. When our day of reckoning comes to pass, let’s say we have the option of coming back as a species of bird… Which one would you choose? There are some pretty interesting makes and models to choose from. Below are a couple of choice options.

10. Turkey Vulture

One of [read more…]

Save the date! ABA South Africa Safari October 7-17, 2014

The ABA is partnering with Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures and BirdLife South Africa to host a safari with visits to both Cape Town and Kruger National Park. [read more…]

ABA Convention! Corpus Christi, Texas from April 22-26, 2014

I’ve been managing ABA Events for just over a year now and the one question I am asked perhaps more than any other is: “When are we going to have another convention?”

Now I can happily say NEXT YEAR, in 2014! The convention will be held April 22-26, in Corpus Christi, Texas! It’ll be the [read more…]

ABA Events Update!

The ABA’s Institute for Field Ornithology traces its origins back to 1983. It was created to offer novel opportunities for the study of birds. IFO programs combine education with field birding to enrich your appreciation of birds. (See below for more info on upcoming IFO Programs).

Fresh off our sold out IFO Program in Philadelphia, [read more…]

THE TOP 10: Birding Taboos

George Armistead plays the provocateur and takes the topics on which we all have opinion we rarely talk about and lays them right out on the table. [read more…]

THE TOP 10: Cutest Birds in North America

Precisely what makes a bird “cute” is kind of hard to say. You don’t have to ask someone why puppies or kittens are cute. They just are undeniably cute. It is a fact we all accept. Their cuteness requires no explanation, and is not up for debate. Undeniably cute birds exist too, but some are [read more…]

Slideshow! Photos of ABA YOUNG BIRDER CONFERENCE & ABA Members Meeting, SEPT. 22 & 23

Last weekend was the 2012 ABA Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference, and by any measure it was a huge success.

It’s amazing how energizing it is to get together with a bunch of like-minded birders. What I had not known was how thrilling it can be when so many of those birders are kids or [read more…]

Kiptopeke Turns 50!

The Kiptopeke Songbird Banding Station celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Fred Scott and Walter Smith were the cogs that got the station going in 1963, and made it hum for the decades following. Since its opening there has been stalwart support and teamwork allowing the station to prosper, and continue collecting critical data. Eventually [read more…]

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