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ABA Big Year 2016 Membership Contest March Update

contestlogolgWe’d like to extend a big thank you to all of you who are taking part in the ABA’s Big Year membership contest and helping our organization grow. In the 2015 ABA Survey, a whopping 82% of our member respondents reported that they were likely to recommend membership to friends and colleagues.

This is a great way to help the organization. With your help, we can reach a wider range of birders. A larger membership and lower marketing costs, both of which are a result of your help, means more money can go directly into supporting and expanding our programs! Many ABA sponsors have jumped in to help us out and have put up fantastic prizes for those of you who bring new members into our organization. We are still in the early stages of this year-long contest, so the odds of winning these prizes are really, really good!

Big-Year-Tours-LogoOur prize sponsor for March is Wildside Nature Tours, and they are offering one lucky winner a spot on one of their Big Year Tours with Greg Miller of “The Big Year” movie fame! For each friend you bring into the ABA, using this membership form, during the month of March, you will receive one ticket into the drawing for this trip. The cost to register for one of these tours is $1,750, but our ABA recruiter will attend FREE of charge!

Greg Miller (right) on the set of “The Big Year” with Jack Black.

Greg Miller (right) on the set of “The Big Year” with Jack Black.

In February, our prize sponsor Eagle Optics offered a Ranger ED 8×42 binocular. ABA member Tracy Wohl of Santa Fe, NM was our winning recruiter. Congratulations, Tracy!

To learn more about this contest, visit If you have any questions or would like to discuss ways to maximize your recruiting efforts to move up the leaderboard in pursuit of the free trips to Canopy Tower in Panama, Asa Wright Nature Center in Trinidad & Tobago, or the Zeiss Victory SF binocular, send me an email: