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…]
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…]
“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…]
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…]
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 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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
At the Mic: Alexander Alvarado
Alexander Alvarado with his daughter, Debby
August 2006 and I was seated at reservations office of a Hotel in Copan, my office was facing the parking lot where many orioles, motmots, tanagers, euphonias, jays and robins were jumping around in the gardens everyday.
I would be distracted by their [read more…]