When: April 22-27, 2014
Where: Corpus Christi, Texas
How Much: $1445 (includes lodging, nearly all food)
Single supplement: $400
2-Day pass: $625 (Fri/Sat, more info soon)
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ABA Convention Staff: Jeff Gordon (ABA president), Tom Johnson (Birding photo quiz editor), Jen Brumfield (Tropical Birding Tours and Leica Birding), Jennie Duberstein (Editor of The Eyrie), Ted Floyd (Birding editor) George Armistead (ABA Events Coordinator), and more (see below).
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When: October 7-17, 2014
Where: Capetown and Kruger National Park
How Much: $3500
Registration: Now Open! See below
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ABA Safari Staff: Adam Riley, Jeff & Liz Gordon, Forrest Rowland, George Armistead, and more…
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When: August 17-22, 2014
Where: Half Moon Bay, California
How Much: $TBA
Event Type: IFO Program in partnership with ALVARO’S ADVENTURES
Limit: 24 people
Instructor: Alvaro Jaramillo & George Armistead
(3rd will be added if group size warrants)
Registration: opens March 15
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What is an IFO?
The ABA’s Institute for Field Ornithology traces its origins back to 1983. The IFO was created as an ABA member service with the goal of offering novel opportunities for the study of birds. Our IFO programs combine field birding with an educational element to enrich your birding. They are meant to be fun and educational. Some IFOs are more field-oriented while others have more of a classroom element. Each IFO features expert and friendly instructors whose chief goals are to educate the IFO program’s participants, and help ensure that everyone enjoys a good experience. IFO programs are designed for ABA members and typically have a limit of no more than 25 participants, but often group size ranges from 8-20 people. An IFO may be based at a single location so that each night is spent in the same area, or a program may cover several separate regions, requiring the group to change lodging a couple of times. Most IFO programs are several days in length (4-7 days) but occasionally we offer single-day events too.
Seabird enthusiasts have long held the central California coast as one of the premier destinations in the world for accessing large numbers of seabirds and cetaceans (whales, dolphins, etc.). Year-round there is an abundance of biomass in these seas, and in August many species are beginning their southbound migration back to their breeding grounds, making this a great time to study seabirds off California. More Info »
When: October 7-11, 2014
Where: Barrow, Alaska
How Much: TBA
Event Type: Tour in partnership with ZUGUNRUHE BIRDING TOURS, a search for the Ross’s Gull and other arctic specialties.
Limit: 14 people
Guides: John Puschock
Registration: If you would like to be notified when more info on this tour is available, contact us at email@example.com, or call (800) 850-2473 or click here .
On March 2nd, 1975, it was announced that a Ross’s Gull was present at the Newburyport Harbor in Massachusetts, and birding was changed forever. More Info »
When: September 28-October 5, 2014
Where: St. Paul Island, Alaska
How Much: $4395* (single supp. $470)
Registration: REGISTER NOW (click)
Event Type: Rigorous birding tour, searching for rarities
Limit: 12 people
Guides: Nate Swick & local guides
Information: If you would like more information on this event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here or call (800) 850-2473. Read this Birding Magazine article about the unique archipelago (click here). And see Greg Neise’s summary blogpost on the adventure in 2013.
It’s jackpot birding! In the tradition of Attu, the greatest vagrant birding spot in the ABA Area, we offer this hunt for rarities at the remote Alaskan outpost of St. Paul Island. More Info »