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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.

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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…]

Changing the World: the ABA at the First Facebook Communities Summit

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg preaches the virtues of community, with the ABA Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group featured on the screen behind him

The experience, or at least the run up to it, was not unlike fishing. First, you feel a tap. Then maybe nothing for a while. Then you think you might have hooked [read more…]

2017 Bird of the Year T-Shirts are Here! Pre-order Now!

The ABA 2017 Bird of the Year T-shirts are here, with more great designs from Paul Riss and Rachel Riorden of PRBY apparel!

We’ll be selling them directly through the ABA’s shop this time around, so we need to get an idea of how many shirts we need to stock.

If you are interested [read more…]

ABA’s Songbird Coffee, Now in Decaf

Interested in protecting bird habitat without the buzz? The ABA’s Songbird Coffee is now available in Decaf! We’ll have it in our official store shortly, but we just wanted to get the word out about the newest shade-grown product from our partnership with Thanksgiving Coffee.

Song Bird Coffee is delicious, high-quality coffee grown on [read more…]

Help the ABA Support Young Birders Through the 2017 Nesting Season Appeal

We are asking that you join us in making an investment in the future of birding.

We need your help to continue and expand the excellent care and mentoring the American Birding Association provides to the next generation of birders through our ABA Young Birder Programs.

As birders, we see [read more…]

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…]

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