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Into the Home Stretch: $2500 Matching Challenge for ABA’s Nesting Season Appeal Announced!

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We’re in the homestretch for our 2016 Nesting Season Appeal, with just 10 days left to reach our goal of raising $25,000 to support the ABA’s Young Birder programs. We’ve had a very good response thus far, and are solidly past the halfway mark. For those of you who have donated already, THANK YOU!

If you haven’t made a contribution yet, here’s some great news that we hope will inspire you to chip in TODAY: our friends at Wild Birds Unlimited—Hockessin, Delaware, have issued a matching challenge! They will match the next $2500 in donations, doubling the impact of your gift. Charles and Kathy Shattuck and their crew at WBU Hockessin have a fantastic track record of supporting local conservation groups and causes, and we couldn’t be happier that they have stepped up to support the ABA’s Young Birder programs, and to encourage you to, as well.

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Wild Birds Unlimited Hockessin, DE, challenges you to help young birders!

Through our Young Birder Camps, our Young Birder of the Year mentoring program, our Young Birder Conferences, and our supportive, safe online spaces for young birders, the ABA provides amazing opportunities for our young people to interact with and learn from each other, as well as a stellar cast of adult birding leaders and mentors. And the impact is real and immediate. An astonishing proportion of today’s younger leaders in birding, bird conservation, and field ornithology have been helped along their path by the ABA.


Birding is a lifelong journey. ABA Camp Colorado campers at Pawnee National Grassland by Jeffrey Gordon

There’s nothing we do at the ABA that brings us more satisfaction or makes our members feel more pride and optimism than helping young birders discover, develop, and apply their talents. But like anything worthwhile, we can’t do it without your support. Please, help us reach our goal today!