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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…]

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…]

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