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The ABA at The Biggest Week. Come By and See Us!

This weekend is the first weekend of The Biggest Week in American Birding, and the ABA is very excited to be there! If you are going to be attending the festival in northwest Ohio, please let us know, and come by and visit our booth at Maumee Bay Lodge, the festival’s headquarters.

There will be [read more…]

ABA Events, Near and Far, in 2017-18

The ABA has a full schedule of events for 2017, consisting of opportunities to bird with ABA Staff and friends both close to our headquarters in Delaware and farther afield.

Join the ABA for a Delaware Shorebird Spectacular in May 2017! The month of May along the Delaware Bayshore brings enormous numbers of horseshoe crabs [read more…]

Make Plans Now for the 2017 American Birding Expo

The American Birding Association has been proud to support the American Birding Expo, a showcase for products for birders and nature enthusiasts featuring vendors from around the world. You can read about the experience from the perspective of one of our own with Greg Neise’s photo gallery last year.

For the past two years the [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…]

2016 Proxy Ballot Update – Where to Get Your Ballot if You Haven’t Received it Yet

The ABA’s Annual Membership Meeting is coming up and with it, the deadline to return the proxy ballot containing the by-laws change that would expand the ABA Area to include Hawai’i.

Due to an error at our mailing house, many ABA members will have received two ballots. The first will typically have an incorrect [read more…]

Join us in The Valley!

November 2–6, 2016

There are a lot of birding festivals in the ABA area–fifteen between now and the end of 2016–but one stands out: the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. Now in its 23rd year, RGVBF is legendary.

The birding is, as you might imagine, off the hook. South Texas specialties, like Green Jay, [read more…]

Who Can See a Toucan? You Can! — Free!

Who wants a free birding trip to Panama? Who wants a free birding trip to Trinidad & Tobago? Who wants a free world-class Zeiss Victory SF binocular?

It’s time to get your friends and extended family to join the ABA. There are just 4 months left in our membership recruitment contest. This is a separate [read more…]

The Aug/Sept ABA Membership Prize is a 3-Night Stay at Casa de San Pedro

Throughout the year, the ABA has been holding prize drawings for those who join, renew, gift a membership, or recruit new members into the organization. The July winners of the two sets of ABA State Field Guides were John Mitchell of Philadelphia, PA and Bill Lambert & Alexandra McQuade of Fort Wayne, IN. If you [read more…]

Panama Canal Cruise With Jeff and Liz

Cruise ships are the new hot thing in birding circles. Repositioning cruises up the Pacific coast offer fabulous opportunities to find deep-sea pelagic species with all the comforts of a ship-borne vacation, and trips to the Caribbean can be great chances to catch up with endemic Caribbean species. And now you can cruise with the [read more…]

Announcement of the 2016 Annual Member Meeting

In accordance with the bylaws of the American Birding Association, the Board of Directors has set the date for the next Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association for Friday, October 28, 2016. The official Notice of the Meeting and the Proxy will be distributed to members on or after August 29, 2016, but [read more…]

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