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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 [read more…]

Ted Floyd’s Let’s Go Birding Available for FREE

Hello blog readers!

The American Birding Association, which sponsors this blog among many other free resources, would like to share a wonderful, free e-book with you.

It’s called Let’s Go Birding! and it’s written by Birding magazine editor, Ted Floyd and beautifully illustrated with bird photography by Bill Schmoker.

You already know how birds can [read more…]

Check Out the New ABA Website!

It’s been a long time coming, but the ABA is excited to announce a new and improved homepage that will hopefully help members more easily find information they need and for potential members to be impressed by what we have to offer.

Note that there are still a few kinks being worked out, the [read more…]

Steiner Binocular Giveaway, Don’t Miss Out!

We’re very excited about this month’s binocular giveaway! In a strong show of support for the ABA membership, Steiner has graciously donated a premium Wildlife XP 8×44 binocular to be given away.

Join, renew, or gift an ABA membership by November 30, 2017, and you will automatically be entered into this drawing.

To learn [read more…]

ABA Releases Much Anticipated Checklist Update

This year’s much anticipated release of the American Birding Association Checklist is here!

In version 8.0 there are 105 species added due last year’s inclusion of Hawaii in the ABA Area–33 of which are ABA rarity code 6. Also added are 4 vagrants accepted by the Checklist Committee: Common Shelduck, Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Pine Flycatcher, and [read more…]

NOTICE: The ABA’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Harlingen, Texas

The American Birding Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Blvd, Harlingen, TX 78550 in partnership with our friends at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. The meeting will include an update on our efforts to save Santa Ana [read more…]

Open Mic: A Birders’ Exchange Success Story

At the Mic: Alexander Alvarado

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March 2011.

I was finishing my first tour with a group from USA when a company called High Lonesome Bird Tours hired me to be with them. My emotions were very high after my first experience birding with 10 people. The day after I met a guy [read more…]

ABA President Jeffrey Gordon at the Protect Santa Ana Protest March

ABA President Jeffrey Gordon was on the ground this past weekend as part of a diverse coalition of local groups and environmental organizations protesting the proposed border wall at Santa Ana NWR, culminating with a march at the refuge on Sunday, August 13.

Being the social media savvy individual that he is, Jeff shared a [read more…]

Announcing a Couple of Membership Drawing Winners

You’ve been left hanging for too long! It’s time to announce the results of a number of our membership drawings.

Marie Rust of Bitely, MI is the winner of the pelagic birding trip aboard the Stormy Petrel II courtesy of Brian Patteson’s Seabirding. Marie is a wildlife artist and blogger at the The Rambling Wren.

[read more…]

Support Birders and Bird Conservation – Buy Your 2017 Duck Stamp Through the ABA

For the last few years, we at the ABA made the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, known far and wide as the Duck Stamp, available through our own store. We hoped this would give birders an opportunity to vote, as it were, for how they want their voices to be heard as consumers of [read more…]

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  • Meet Adam Dhalla, 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year March 27, 2018 5:42
    Meet 12-year-old Adam Dhalla from Coquitlam, British Columbia, one of the 2018 Young Birders of the Year! Want to learn more about how you could be the next Young Birder of the Year? Registration is open for the 2019 contest now! ——– Q: Were you a birder before you started the ABA Young […]
  • Open Mic: Birding Mentors Inspiring Young Minds March 6, 2018 6:42
    Texas young birder Sebastian Casarez talks about the importance of mentors to young birders. […]
  • Announcing the 2018 ABA Young Birders of the Year! February 16, 2018 3:07
    We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest! Congratulations to Teodelina Martelli and Adam Dhalla, as well all of this year's participants! […]

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