When: June 17-21, 2015
Where: Spearfish, South Dakota
How Much: $1395 early bird registration price after December 1, 2014 the price will be $1595.00
Registration: REGISTER NOW
Hosts: Jeff Gordon and Liz Deluna Gordon, Michael Retter, Jen Brumfield, Ted Floyd, George Armistead, and more.
Base: Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center
What is a Birding Rally?
A Birding Rally is an event where a few dozen ABA members gather for several days of birding in a focused area. The goals are to enjoy the company of fellow ABA members while covering a host of rich birding sites, and learning about the uniqueness of that area. Typically we get out early and try to be back to our lodging by mid to late afternoon. The number of meals covered varies from rally to rally, so check the inclusions/exclusions of the registration fee. In the evenings all registrants have an opportunity to socialize and discuss the day’s events. Most evenings feature a pre-dinner social, followed by speakers, but usually we leave an evening or two open to provide registrants some flexibility.
Many birding sites are best visited in smaller groups, so most days we divide rally participants into several groups. It is within these smaller groups that we do the bulk of our birding, with all groups cycling through the same sites, just at different times. Barring anything unforeseen (e.g. failure of a vehicle, inclement weather) each group visits the same sites, thus enjoying the same opportunities to see all the bird species possible.
If you have any questions about the event, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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