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The ABA and More at The Biggest Week

When the birding calendar turns to spring the birder’s calendar often turns to The Biggest Week in American Birding, that big celebration of birding, birders and bird conservation held every May in northwest Ohio. The ABA is once again proud and excited to serve as a host for the festival.

Just like last year, [read more…]

March Membership Drawing, Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White

We have 20 copies of the new book, Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White, to give away! If you join, renew or gift a membership in the ABA during March 2017, you will be entered into a drawing for one of these books.

ABA President Jeff Gordon is a co-editor and more than 10 ABA [read more…]

Leica Binocular and Peterson Field Guide Winners

It’s time to announce the winners of our membership drawing for a new Leica Trinovid HD binocular and five copies of the new Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America by Nathan Pieplow. It was an active round with over 1,600 eligible entrants!

Without further ado, congratulations to:

Leica Trinovid HD Winner [read more…]

Announcing the 2017 ABA Awards Recipients!

The ABA Board of Directors recently voted to present three ABA Awards in 2017. The awardees are Judy Pollock, Jerry Liguori, and Scott Weidensaul. We congratulate each of them on their substantial achievements.

The 2017 ABA Awards Recipients (l-r): Judy Pollock (Evanston, IL) Jerry Liguori (Salt Lake City, UT), Scott Weidensaul (Schuylkill Haven, PA).

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Missing your BOY Stickers? Let us Know!

The February issue of Birding magazine, featuring the Ruddy Turnstone painting by Sophie Webb on the cover, should be in the hands and mailboxes of most, if not all, ABA members by now. We have heard some reports that the Bird of the Year stickers didn’t make it into a few of the magazine. If [read more…]

Send Us Your Conservation Milestones!

If you didn’t see the Conservation Milestones in the May 2016 Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community, take a moment to read them atbg.aba.org/i/688884-may-2016/09. You’ll be inspired.

And now it’s time to do it again! If you have a conservation project, or if know someone has gone out of their way to help bird conservation, [read more…]

Join the ABA, Renew your Membership, Win Leica Binoculars

The ABA is holding a membership drive between now and the end of February 2017. Purchase a new membership or renew your current membership (no matter when it expires) before February 28, 2017, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a pair of Leica Trinovid binoculars. I was able to try them [read more…]

Watching The Big Game for Ads? Check out one for Song Bird Coffee!

The Professional Football Championship Game (we’re not technically allowed to call it by its real name, but you know what we’re talking about, right?) is the sort of cultural event that is a big deal even if you aren’t a football fan. There’s the game, for sure, but there’s also the half-time show, and also [read more…]

Announcing the ABA’s Big Year Membership Contest Winners

The 2016 ABA’s Big Year Membership Contest has come to a close and all of the prizes have been awarded. This was a contest in which members were tasked with recruiting new members. Zeiss, Caligo Ventures, and Canopy Family Panama stepped up to award our top three recruiters with some pretty fabulous prizes. Fifteen members [read more…]

Final Days to Win Trips to Panama, Trinidad, and the Zeiss Victory SF Binocular

We are in the final days of our membership recruitment contest. There is still plenty of time to get your friends to sign up in the ABA and win one of these fantastic prizes! One of our top three recruiters for 2016 will be heading to Canopy Tower in tropical Panama for a week of [read more…]

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